A Boy with Something on His Mindby: Joy Hakim

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Fifteen-year-old Albert Einstein is miserable. He is trying to finish high school in Germany, but he hates the school; it’s a strict, rigid place. To make things worse, his parents have moved to Italy. They think he should stay behind until his schooling is completed. It isn’t long, though, before he is on his way over the Alps, heading south to join them. Why does he leave Germany? Today, no one is quite sure, but a letter from the school offers a powerful clue: “Your presence in the class is disruptive and affects the other students.” What are the Einsteins to do with their son? He is a high school dropout who has arrived without warning. This free selection includes a lively photograph of Einstein having fun on a bike in southern California in 1933.

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  • on Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:27 PM

Loved this story of Albert Einstein!

Deborah S
Deborah S

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