The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Young Readers Edition
ISBN 9780803735118 | 32 pages | 19 Jan 2012 | Dial | 9.25 x 6.25in | 6 - 8 years
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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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