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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind|William Kamkwamba

Overview

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.

  • ISBN-13: 9780803735118
  • ISBN-10: 0803735111
  • Publisher: Rocky Pond Books
  • Publish Date: January 2012
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 6-8