James Patterson’s next project: Teaching kids about Einstein
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NEW YORK, Dec 7 ― Best-selling author James Patterson has revealed that he'll soon be releasing a book series focusing on an ingenious little girl named Max Einstein.
The team-up with the Albert Einstein Archives will follow the young genius along with a team of kids who solve problems around the world using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
A debut book in what is to become a three-part series is slated for release in October 2018, reports Publishers Weekly. In the US, a nationwide science fair will tie in with the book's release.
“These books are the most important work I've ever done. They're an accessible, fun way to engage kids ― particularly girls, who are too often dissuaded from pursuing their interest in science ― in an adventure that weaves science, technology, and history,” said the author in a statement quoted by the industry source.
The news follows a recent announcement from publishers of the Mr. Men and Little Miss book series that a new character, “Little Miss Inventor,” will debut in March 2018 with a similar goal of encouraging girls' involvement in STEM subjects.
Before Patterson's as-yet-untitled book is published, he has another high-profile book hitting shelves: his joint thriller with former US president Bill Clinton, The President is Missing, is due out in June, with a television adaptation already in the works from Showtime. ― AFP-Relaxnews