Wright Sister

Wright Sister

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Item #: 007307
ISBN: 9781250073433
Grades: 5-9

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Not many people know that the Wright brothers had a sister, Katharine Wright. She supported her high-flying, inventor brothers through their aviation triumphs and struggles. This is her story.

On a chill December day in 1903, a young woman came home from her teaching job in Dayton, Ohio, to find a telegram waiting for her. The woman was Katharine Wright; the telegram, from her brother Orville, announced the first successful airplane flight in history. In this, the first authoritative biography of the Wright brothers’ sister, Richard Maurer tells Katharine’s story. Smart and well-educated, she was both confidant and caregiver to her bachelor brothers, managing many of their affairs, traveling with them on frequent trips to demonstrate and promote their invention, and caring for them when they were sick from disease and injury. In doing so, she gave up her ambitions as a teacher and her early hopes of marriage. Only in middle age, when the Wrights’ fame and fortune were secure, did she find personal happiness, with a man she had met years before in college—something that was to cost her the affection of her surviving brother Orville, who had come to depend on her, and who disowned her after her marriage.

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Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
5
Grade End
9
ISBN
9781250073433
Author
Richard Maurer
Format
Paperback
Brand Name
Square Fish
Weight
0.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.0" x 6.0" x 0.25"
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I chose this book because I want my daughter to know women were part of history too.
Amanda W on Jul 7, 2020
I chose this book because I want my daughter to know women were part of history too.
Amanda W on Jul 7, 2020
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Sandra S on Jan 12, 2016
My son with HFA is struggling to continue in Singapore math. I am taking a break before continuing with 4B, and basically using MathWorks! to repeat what we have just done. Learning to wait t his pace and not run at mine. :)
Sandra S on Jan 12, 2016
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