2019 Festival: Mathical Reading with Wendy Lichtman: “Secrets, Lies, and Algebra”
Saturday May 4, 2019 from 2:00pm - 2:45pm ET
Tess, an 8th grader with a love of algebra, uses math metaphors to help her examine her world. How, she wonders, can the quadratic formula help her learn which of her friends betrayed a secret? Does gossip travel like the football you throw, the tennis ball you hit, the rock you skip over a lake – are they all parabolas? Can Venn diagrams help you understand the true connections you have with your friends? Can lines and line segments explain life and death? Come listen to Wendy Lichtman read from Secrets, Lies and Algebra, and learn how Tess uses math metaphors to help her examine her friendships and solve a family mystery.
Room 204c, Level 2, Walter E. Washington Convention Center
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