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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

by William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer; Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)


When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how - even in the worst of times - a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2012
ISBN-13 9780803735118
ISBN-10 0803735111
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 11 MB
Number of Pages 32
Shelf No. KJ961
Grade Range 1 - 3
Ages 6 - 8
Lexile 910L
Curriculums Wit and Wisdom, Chicago Skyline Trademarks