Tween Primes

MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Come to Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for Tweens and Teens (ages 10-15). Pizza, ice cream, and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?


The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster
Friday, January 20, 4:30 pm

For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it’s exciting beyond his wildest dreams…

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Hidden Figures, Young Readers Edition
by Margot Lee Shetterly
Wednesday, February 22, 4:30 pm

Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Start reading now so that you can join the fun on Wednesday, February 22 at 4:30 pm, with pizza and ice cream to follow.

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Upcoming Tween Primes Selections

(Schedule subject to change)

Cozy up to good reads from MoMath’s book clubs this winter, and take advantage of the great savings when you purchase the next six titles (January through June) as a bundle.

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• Jan. 2017 The Phantom Tollbooth by by Norton Juster
• Feb. 2017 Hidden Figures, Young Readers Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
• Mar. 2017 The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
• Apr. 2017 Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child
• May 2017 The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
• Jun. 2017 Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce

Prior Tween Primes Selections

Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss by M. B. W. Tent