Albert Einstein is a scientist celebrated for his amazing sense of curiosity and theoretical work which has been the basis for generations of work to come. However, his accessibility to younger readers has always been limited and not many children have had a chance to explore his life.
A large part of Einstein’s representation in literature has been closely tied to his scientific work. Very little talks of his sense of wonder and curiosity. ‘On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein’ evokes a sense of awe when it comes to the world of science. The book aims to make more children interested in science by talking about the life of Albert Einstein.
By exploring the life and thoughts of Einstein, the book celebrates the advantages of being different and thinking outside the box. So many children are taught to conform and think and behave in an “acceptable” manner. ‘On a Beam of Light’ reminds its readers that wonderous things can come out of being “different”.
The book pushes children to never stop wondering, exploring or asking questions. It makes Einstein come to life and jump off the page and into the lives of countless children. A book worth reading, when you find yourself low on inspiration and amazement.