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2019 Festival Mathical Book Readings

Saturday May 4, 2019 from 10:00am - 4:00pm ET

Check your schedule for five fantastic book readings, one for every age bracket! A lost dragon, a bedroom full of smelly sheep, billions of stars, middle school machinations, and some really, really big numbers await. (Get the Mathical list: mathicalbooks.org.)

Visitors can have books signed by Mathical authors at Additions, the Shop at MoMath.
Stop by the Mathical Reading Room for more chances to browse titles and meet Mathical authors!

Mathical Events at the 2019 Festival

Room 204c, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Age Level



Dr. Richard Schwartz

Young Adult Author Dr. Richard Schwartz grew up in Los Angeles and spent his youth obsessively playing tennis until video games distracted him. He is Professor of Mathematics at Brown University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and an Invited Speaker at the International Congress of Mathematicians. In his spare time he likes to draw pictures, write... Learn more

Judy Cox

Children's Author Judy Cox is the author of Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, a 2018 Mathical Book Prize Award Winner (Grades K-2). She is a former elementary school teacher and is also the author of picture books such as Haunted House, Haunted Mouse and chapter... Learn more

Seth Fishman

Children's Author Seth Fishman can hold his breath for 163 seconds and likes to blink about 15,000 times a day. He has also written 2 books for teenagers. He lives with his family in Los Angeles, California. A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars was a Mathical Book Prize Award Winner in... Learn more

Steve Light

Children's Author Steve Light grew up in New Jersey. He studied illustration at Pratt Institute. Upon graduating he did corporate illustrations for companies such as AT&T, Sony Films, and the New York Times Book Review. He has since published several books, including the 2015 Mathical Book Prize Award... Learn more

Wendy Lichtman

Young Adult Author Wendy Lichtman holds a degree in mathematics, and when she decided to write the story behind Secrets, Lies and Algebra – about a teen realizing that some questions have more than one right answer – algebra, with its unknowns and variables, seemed a perfect metaphor. Lichtman is the author of six novels for young adults and... Learn more