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The boy who harnessed the wind

Author: William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer; Elizabeth Zunon
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Juvenile works
Biography
Picture books
Biographies
Biographical fiction
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
BiographyJuvenile literature
Named Person: William Kamkwamba; William Kamkwamba; William Kamkwamba; William Kamkwamba
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kamkwamba; Bryan Mealer; Elizabeth Zunon
ISBN: 9780803735118 0803735111 9781451741186 1451741189
OCLC Number: 731911797
Awards: 2013 Sakura Award Nomination
Target Audience: 850L; Sentence length: 4 (hard); Word frequency: 3 (medium)
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.
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"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"--

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