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Maurer, Richard.
Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring Brook Press, 2003.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0761315462
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Katharine Wright was the true life younger sister of the famous Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, inventors of the first successfully flown airplanes. This strong-willed young woman was just as bright as her brothers, and could be considered the “third member of the team”, managing the family’s household from age 15 when her mother died, while her brothers created their inventions. Later, she graduated from Oberlin College and had a teaching career, but was always on call to manage the appointments and business affairs for her more famous brothers. Read this book for a very different view of this famous family, biography brought to life with pictures not used elsewhere and quotations from Katharine’s own correspondence and papers, as well as the family archives.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2004-2005)
SUBJECTS:      Haskell, Katharine Wright, 1874-1929.
                        Wright, Wilbur, 1867-1912.
                        Wright, Orville, 1871-1948.
                        Sisters -- United States -- Biography.
                        Air pilots -- United States -- Biography.
                        Women -- Biography.


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