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    I am looking for books about people who didn't fit in well as kids but grew up to do great things, etc.

    DS6 has been feeling very different.

    Here is one he liked:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/0805063056/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1398522014&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40

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    The story of Steve Jobs may resonate with him? http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805

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    Maybe Jonathan Mooney? My son loves his talks! Not sure if the books would be something your guy likes or not but my DS and I always find him funny and very inspirational.

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    Albert Einstein's biographies - we just read a bunch of them for DS's school book report. I did not realize that Einstein was so different from the norm as a child.
    We got a lot of Einstein biographies for the project - but there is a simple one that you can check out: http://www.amazon.com/Who-Albert-Einstein-Jess-Brallier/dp/0448424967

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    I don't know that there is a book about his life but I did see an author talk on the scholastic website that made me cry given by Dav Pilkey the author of capt underpants. I wonder if it is still there.



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    This was a good one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Honda-The-Boy-Dreamed-Cars/dp/1600602460

    The life of Soichiro Honda. There is a fair amount of adversity overcome by the protagonist in this book.

    Also the Wright Brothers - anything on them is good. They crashed a bunch of planes before flying 11 seconds before flying for much much longer.

    Also Nikola Tesla.

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    This is fiction rather than non-fiction, but Anne of Green Gables really resonated for my DD.


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    My DS-almost-6 enjoys this one about Paul Erdos: http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Loved-Math-Improbable/dp/1596433078

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    Sorry - double post.

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