The telephone, the lightbulb, and the airplane are all inventions have changed the world for the better. But many popular stories about the creation of American inventions have gotten some facts wrong and left out others altogether. This book dives into the myths about inventors and their inventions and brings the truth to light. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.