Science Comics: Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared

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Book Information
Rating: Outstanding
Reading/Interest Level: Intermediate
Author: Alison Wilgus
Illustrator: Molly Brooks
Publisher: First Second
Year: 2017
ISBN: 9781626721395
Pages: 113

The Science Comics series is one that takes learning to a whole new level. In this installment of the educational series, readers will learn all about the aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their story is told like never before: through the eyes of their beloved sister, Katharine Wright. The Wright Brothers were determined, intelligent, and early innovators. Without their knowledge and willpower, the avenue of aviation would have been at a standstill. Their story is one of danger as well as delight as they paved the way for the future of flight.

The comic book style of this read brings a new dimension to learning educational information about such important people in history. This book was not at all hard to follow as some comics can be. The pictures and corresponding dialogue flowed nicely. The narrative by Katharine Wright is also appreciated as she is not usually talked about as much as the Wright Brothers are. It is interesting to see just how far the world of flight has advanced, and it all began with determined aviators like Orville and Wilbur Wright.