Author: Written by Jim Ottaviani; illustrated by Jerel Dye
In Einstein, writer Jim Ottaviani and artist Jerel Dye take us behind the veneer of Einstein’s celebrity, painting a complex and intimate portrait of the world’s most well-known scientist.
E = mc²
A world-changing equation and a wild head of hair are all most of us know about one of history’s greatest minds, despite his being a household name in his lifetime and an icon in ours. But while the broad outlines of what Einstein did are well known, who he was remained hidden from view to most...even his closest friends.
This is the story of a scientist who made many mistakes, and even when he wanted to be proven wrong, was often right in the end. It's a story of a humanist who struggled to connect with people. And it's a story of a reluctant revolutionary who paid a high price for living with a single dream.
In Einstein, Jim Ottaviani and Jerel Dye take us behind the veneer of celebrity, painting a complex and intimate portrait of the scientist whose name has become another word for genius.
In The News
"Ottaviani is perhaps the name in comics biographies today, and his expertise is on full display here. Dye’s engaging artwork provides the perfect medium to emphasize that Einstein’s brilliance wasn’t strictly logical; it was imaginative, intuitive, and artful...Compelling and certain to appeal to casual and dedicated readers of physics alike."—Booklist, starred review
"This nuanced portrayal of the individual behind many of the last century’s greatest discoveries is complex and confounding, much like Einstein himself."—Horn Book