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Beautiful Minds

In The Times’s Sunday Book Review, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver reviewed “The Boy Who Loved Math” by Deborah Heiligman and “On a Beam of Light” by Jennifer Berne, two children’s books about youth and mathematics. “Together,” he wrote, “the books constitute something of an It Gets Better Project for mathematically precocious children, offering the same sort of affirmation that is now being given to gay and lesbian adolescents.”
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Micah Cohen is FiveThirtyEight’s former managing editor.


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