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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

By William Kamkwamba, 1987-

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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The boy who harnessed the wind creating currents of electricity and hope

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0803735111


Format: Book
Author: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Summary: "When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.
Publisher Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature. Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature. Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature. Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature. Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 0803735111 9780803735118
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 14
System Items Total: 22
Call Number: CB Kamkwamba
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Bib Id: 384753

Format: Book
Author: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Summary: "When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.
Publisher, Date: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Mealer, Bryan
Other Author: Zunon, Elizabeth, ill.
LCCN: 2011021536
ISBN: 0803735111
ISBN: 9780803735118
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 14
Total Copies: 22
Call Number: CB Kamkwamba