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There is an IMO outstandingly illustrated children's book about Erdős, "The Boy Who Loved Math" by Deborah Heiligman and LeUyen Pham [1]. Really witty, but also moving. I think it depicts really well why it makes sense to accept "strange people".

[1]: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Loved-Math-Improbable/dp/1596... (I suggest Looking Inside the book as well!)




Also, for adults:

* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Man_Who_Loved_Only_Numbers

Anecdote from the book: he called cats "fascists". Asked why, he replied: "Have you ever considered things from the mouse's perspective?".


That's great!




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