Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

by Alison Wilgus and Molly Brooks. New York, NY: First Second, 2017


It follows the Wright brothers and mankind’s race to fly. It details the brothers’ designs, their mechanical issues, their understanding and addressing weather issues, and how they dealt with International resistance to their work. In short this is about the sheer genius, bravery, and luck the Wright brothers exhibited on their journey to enabling human flight.


It can be used in science for: science as inquiry; science and technology; history and nature of science.  


Grades 5-10

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