May 26, 2006
At 2 1/2 years old, Tavi Shaffer-Green looks for Easter Island on a world map with his mother, Tanya Shaffer. Tavi can pick out every country on a world map, including Togo, which he likes because of its tiny size. Tavi also is the son of David Green. Shaffer is a Lawrence High School graduate, and her father, Harry Shaffer, is a longtime economics professor at Kansas University. Green was the recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship - or "genius award" - in 2004.