SLJ, SLMath Tap 32 Title 1 School Libraries, Winners of 2023 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards

Winning school libraries, representing 24 states, each received $700 to purchase Mathical Book Prize-winning titles in the fourth year of the grant program.

Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Award logo, with books


Thirty-two schools have been named recipients of the 2023 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards. Presented by the Simons Laufer Mathematical Sciences Institute (SLMath), in partnership with School Library Journal (SLJ), the grant program awarded $700 to each of the selected Title I U.S. school libraries to purchase Mathical Book Prize-winning titles for their schools. This is the fourth year of the program.

The Mathical Book Prize recognizes outstanding youth trade fiction and nonfiction PreK through Grade 12 that inspire a love of math in the world around us. It is awarded by SLMath in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and in coordination with the Children’s Book Council (CBC). The prize is made possible with support from the Firedoll Foundation, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, and the Guru Krupa Foundation.

The 2023 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards recipients, representing 24 states, are:

  • Alta Vista Elementary School, Phoenix, AZ
  • West Fresno Elementary School, Fresno, CA
  • El Sereno Middle School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Young Middle Magnet, Tampa, FL
  • Satilla Marsh Elementary, Brunswick, GA
  • Milford Elementary School, Marietta, GA
  • Van Allen Elementary, Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • Goethe Elementary School, Chicago, IL
  • Winbourne Elementary, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Galvin Middle School, Wakefield, MA
  • Elmer Wolfe Elementary, Union Bridge, MD
  • Henning Public School, Henning, MN
  • Moss Point High School, Moss Point, MS
  • Fairview Elementary School, Fairview, NC
  • Eastern Elementary School, Washington, NC
  • Ely Elementary School, Rugby, ND
  • Bayonne High School, Bayonne, NJ
  • Dr. Henry H. Davis Family School, Camden NJ
  • P.S. 90 The Magnet School for Environmental Studies and Community Wellness, Brooklyn, NY
  • City-As-School, New York, NY
  • Golding Middle School, Cobleskill, NY 

  • Northridge Local Schools 6-12, Johnstown, OH
  • Classen School of Advanced Studies HS at Northeast, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Broughal Middle School, Bethlehem, PA
  • Selinsgrove Intermediate, Selinsgrove, PA
  • Williams Middle School Media Center, Florence, SC
  • New Prospect Elementary, Inman, SC
  • Hopkins Elementary, San Antonio, TX
  • Westlawn Elementary School, Falls Church, VA
  • George C. Marshall Elementary, Vancouver, WA
  • Hamilton/SOTA I Elementary School, La Crosse, WI
  • Lander Middle School, Lander, WY

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