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Science Comics: Flying Machines

Written by Alison Wilgus & illustrated by Molly Brooks
Published by First Second Books
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Take to the skies with Flying Machines! Follow the famous aviators from their bicycle shop in Dayton, Ohio, to the fields of North Carolina where they were to make their famous flights. In an era of dirigibles and hot air balloons, the Wright Brothers were among the first innovators of heavier than air flight. But in the hotly competitive international race toward flight, Orville and Wilbur were up against a lot more than bad weather. Mechanical failures, lack of information, and even other aviators complicated the Wright Brothers’ journey. Though they weren’t as wealthy as their European counterparts, their impressive achievements demanded attention on the international stage. Thanks to their carefully recorded experiments and a healthy dash of bravery, the Wright Brothers’ flying machines took off.

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Who Wrote Science Comics: Flying Machines

Alison Wilgus

<b>Alison Wilgus</b> is a Brooklyn-based bestselling writer, editor and cartoonist who’s been working in comics for over a decade. She is the author of the SF graphic novel duology <i>Chronin </i>(Tor Books), which NPR called “timeless in more ways than one,” and<i> Book Riot </i>called “magical,” and which has garnered a host of glowing reviews. Her middle grade graphic novel <i>Science Comics: Flying Machines</i> was named one of the National Science Teachers Association’s Best STEM Books for 2018. Her<i> New York Times</i> bestselling work has been published by DC Comics, Dark Horse, Del Rey, and Scholastic, and she served as a script and story writer for Cartoon Network’s “Codename: Kids Next Door.” In her spare time, she co-hosts a podcast about comics publishing called “Graphic Novel TK” with Gina Gagliano.

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Who Illustrated Science Comics: Flying Machines

Molly Brooks

<b>Molly Brooks</b> is a highly-sophisticated disaster machine fueled by green tea and jelly beans. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently based in Brooklyn. She has a BFA in Communication Design from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MFA in Illustration as Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts. Her illustrations have appeared in The <i>Village Voice</i>, <i>Time Out New York</i>, <i>The Nashville Scene</i>, <i>The Riverfront Times</i>, <i>The Toast</i>, <i>BUST Magazine</i>, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. She spends her spare time watching vintage buddy cop shows and making comics about knitting, hockey, and/or feelings.

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