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Announcing the Mathical Book Prize Launch

Nicole Deming, Interim Director of the Children’s Book Council, says of the new award program:

The Children’s Book Council is excited to partner with MSRI to create a go-to source for math-related books that will spark the interest and imaginations of young readers. These titles, each representing a special confluence of literary merit, mathematical inspiration, and enjoyment, will be wonderful additions to any classroom, library, or home.

About the Mathematical Science Research Institute 
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is one of the world’s preeminent centers for collaborative research in mathematics. Since 1982, MSRI’s topic-focused programs have brought together emerging and leading minds in mathematics, in an environment that promotes creativity and the interchange of ideas. Over 1,500 mathematical scientists spend time at MSRI’s California headquarters each year. MSRI is 
known around the world for the quality and reach of its programs and its leadership in basic research, and also in mathematics education and in the public understanding of mathematics. 

About the Children’s Book Council (CBC)
The Children’s Book Council is the nonprofit trade association for children’s book publishers in North America. The CBC offers children’s publishers the opportunity to work together on issues of importance to the industry at large, including educational programming, literacy advocacy, and collaborations with other national organizations. The CBC’s members span the spectrum from large international houses to smaller independent presses, and the CBC is proud to partner with other national organizations on co-sponsored reading lists, educational programming, and literacy initiatives. 

About First Book
First Book provides access to new books for children in need. Since 1992, First Book has distributed more than 120 million books and educational resources to over 150,000 programs and schools serving children throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children from low-income families and elevating the quality of education through partnerships with leading publishing companies that make new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.

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