The Spark: A mother's story of nurturing genius
Kristine and Jacob Barnett
Before he was even a teenager, Jacob Barnett captured the world's attention - the boy with the IQ higher than Einstein's. The university student whose books were heavier than he was.
At nine, he began work on an original theory of astrophysics. There are already predictions his ideas will eventually earn him a Nobel prize. But behind the headlines, is another remarkable story - of his mother, Kristine Barnett, who searched for ways to connect with a two-year old Jacob diagnosed with autism.
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Jacob is 15 now, and his mother documents his - and his family's journey in a new book, The Spark: A mother's story of nurturing genius.
Kristine and Jacob Barnett were both in our Toronto studio.
This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.
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