Book Review | ‘The Wronged Wrights’: Graphic novel gives history of aviation a new spin

By Jennifer Huberdeau and Isaac Huberdeau jhuberdeau@berkshireeagle.com @BE_DigitalJen on Twitter Could a change in the outcome of a single event result in dirigibles, not airplanes, being today’s preferred mode of air transportation? A new graphic novel, “The Wronged Wrights (Secret Smithsonian Adventures No. 1),” explores that very idea when a shift in the timeline eliminates Wilbur Wright’s successful 1909 flight at the Hudson-Fulton Celebration. The result is a National Museum of Air and Space filled with massive airships, hot air balloons, and blimps — not airplanes and space shuttles. Luckily, the shift is felt by four astute middle school science fair winners enjoying a day at the museum. The four team up with “Smitty,” the Smithsonian archive’s artificial intelligence unit, which helps them travel back in time to set things…


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