THE WRIGHT SISTER
Brookfield, Conn. : Roaring
Brook Press, 2003.
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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)
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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