Science Comics Skyscrapers, The Heights of Engineering

Written and Illustrated by John Kerschbaum

I was prepared to “endure” this graphic novel about the science behind skyscrapers, but ended up truly enjoying it! John Kerschbaum has definitely done his research and strikes a great balance between entertaining and educating in this book. He includes kid-friendly, but not condescending, definitions within the book for everyday words such as compression and tension, as well as not-so-common words, such as “mass damper” and “pig iron.” He also includes fun and educational information on landmarks around the world and inventors who contributed to making things from concrete to elevators. I can honestly say I will never look at another skyscraper without thinking about what it took for that building to exist.

Reviewed by Sarah Waddoups, Teacher, Mill Creek Elementary
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

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Science Comics
Skyscrapers: The Heights of Engineering
Written and Illustrated by John Kerschbaum
First Second
128 pages
Release Date: November 19, 2019
ISBN: 9781626727946
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

Tags: graphic novel, building, skyscrapers, science

Categories: Elem. Graphic Novels

Date Submitted: 03/11/2020
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