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The boy who harnessed the wind  Cover Image Book Book

The boy who harnessed the wind

Kamkwamba, William 1987- (author.). Mealer, Bryan. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 0803740808 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780803740808 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780803740808 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0803740808 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9780803740808 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0803740808 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780147510426
  • ISBN: 0147510422
  • Physical Description: print
    293 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.8.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9.0 171666.
Reading Counts 6-8 5.6 15.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2013-2014.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2015.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William 1987- Juvenile literature
Kamkwamba, William 1987-
Mechanical engineers Malawi Biography Juvenile literature
Inventors Malawi Biography Juvenile literature
Windmills Malawi Juvenile literature
Electric power production Malawi Juvenile literature
Irrigation Malawi Juvenile literature
Mechanical engineers
Inventors Malawi
Windmills Malawi
Electric power production Malawi
Irrigation Malawi
Genre: Autobiographies.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted.


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Beardsley & Memorial Library - Winsted YA 621.453 KAMKWAM (Text) 33750000055307 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -

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