The Smithsonian Is Getting Into Graphic Novels

By Dianna Dilworth 

9781588345417The Smithsonian is launching a new series of graphic novels next month, which will tie in with a different Smithsonian exhibits.

The first in the Secret Smithsonian Adventures series is called The Wrong Wrights. Written by Chris Kientz and Steve Hockensmith and illustrated by Lee Nielsen, the book is about a group of kids on a visit to the museum.

“With the help of a museum ‘fabrications specialist,’ they travel through time to try and restore the Wright brothers to their well-earned place in history,” explains the website. “Along the way they also learn about aerodynamics and other aviation principles from a wise-cracking computer named Smitty.”

The title, which is aimed at middle school readers, drops on Feb. 23.