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Amy Alznauer

Amy Alznauer’s writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Christopher Award.


The Number Pi, Revolution, and the Power of Math to Change the World

Learn some of the mathematics behind the fascinating number pi (the key to unlocking the secrets of the circle and for that matter many far-flung secrets of the universe). And explore, too, some of the history of this elusive number, which will take you into the life of Archimedes and also, centuries later, the life of his spiritual brother, Jurij…

Amy Alznauer

30 Minute Program

Flying Paintings, Chinese History + Brush Painting and Calligraphy

Flying Paintings tells the story of two Chinese brothers who grew up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Through this program we will look inside the book, learn about Chinese history, and practice Chinese brush painting - all through engaging, multimedia presentations.

Amy Alznauer

45 Minute Program

The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor Author Visit + Mini-Book Making

The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor tells the story of the odd, bird-loving author from Georgia. In this program, I will take you inside the book and inside the O'Connor archives, so you will get a rare glimpse at Flannery's childhood work. And finally, I will demonstrate several methods for making little books yourself, just as she did, and…

Amy Alznauer

45 Minute Program

The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity Author Visit + Inspiring Math Activities for All Ages

Hear the author's story behind The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity (which involves a little girl, an adventure, and the discovery of a lost notebook!). Look inside the book. And explore some inspiring math activities (for all ages) rooted in traditional geometry and games of India.

Amy Alznauer

45 Minute Program

Amy Alznauer’s writing has won the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction and the Christopher Award. She is also the author of the forthcoming books: The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity (Candlewick, 2020), Flying Paintings, The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art (Candlewick, 2020), and The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor (Enchanted Lion Books, 2020). Amy teaches mathematics at Northwestern University and lives and writes in Chicago. Find Amy and her children’s books at www.amyalz.com.

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Flying Paintings: The Zhou Brothers: A Story of Revolution and Art

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1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

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The Boy Who Dreamed of Infinity: A Tale of the Genius Ramanujan

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The Strange Birds of Flannery O'Connor

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