The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

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by William Kamkwamba (Author), Bryan Mealer (Author), Elizabeth Zunon (Illustrator)

Synopsis: 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.

Published: January 2012 | ISBN-13: 978-0803735118 | Ages: 6-8 years

William’s Homepage: http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com
Bryan’s Homepage: http://www.bryanmealer.com
Elizabeth’s Homepage: http://lizzunon.com

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