Who Invented the Airplane?
Wright Brothers vs. Whitehead
From the Series STEM Smackdown (Alternator Books ® )
Do you know who invented the airplane? Most Americans believe it was Wilbur and Orville Wright. But what if that’s not true? What if a German immigrant named Gustave Whitehead beat the Wrights to the punch, flying a plane he designed several years before Wilbur and Orville took their famous flight? You’ll hang on every word as the Wright brothers and Whitehead face off to become the first to fly. Read on for a story full of disputes, determination, and more. You’ll never view the history of flight in the same way again!
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, STEM: Engineering|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™, LernerClassroom|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.6|
|BISACS||JNF061010, JNF007090, JNF051190|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||T|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.3|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||195554|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Reviewed, Table of contents, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“A good choice to increase interest in STEM topics or for reports on inventions/inventors.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Karen Latchana Kenney
Karen Latchana Kenney was born near the rainforests of Guyana, but moved far north to Minnesota at a young age. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in English and has been writing and editing since. She has worked as an editor at an educational publishing company, but is now a full-time freelance writer and editor in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has written more than 70 books on all kinds of subjects: from arts and crafts to biographies of famous people. Her books have received positive reviews from Booklist, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. When she's not busy writing, she loves biking and hiking with her husband and young son in the many beautiful parks of the state. Visit her online at http://latchanakenney.wordpress.com/.