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

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Publisher:
William Morrow,
Pub. Date:
[2009]
Language:
English
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The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readersWhen 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's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
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display_description "William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala-crazy-but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facet Electric power production -- Malawi, Inventors -- Malawi, Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987-, Malawi -- Rural conditions, Rural electrification -- Malawi, Water-supply, Rural -- Malawi, Windmills -- Malawi
title_display The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope
title_full The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
title_short The boy who harnessed the wind :
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