Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, Aviation, Flight, Inventions, Biography, Airplanes

Document Type

Book Review


When it comes to the lessons learned from history, there was a lot more to learn than just physics from the Wright Brothers and their flying machine. Starting out as two bike makers, Orville and Wilbur Wright eventually become enthralled with the idea of human flight and spend much of their time brainstorming and creating prototypes to achieve this. After multiple failed attempts and crashes, the brothers are able to make a successful airplane, making them the “first in flight.” They refine their flier and demonstrate its abilities across the U.S. and Europe. Although there were many bumps and set backs along the way, the Wrights were eventually able to succeed and bring flight to the world.