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The boy who harnessed the wind

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Dial Books for Young Readers, New York (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr TJ140 .K36 A3 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10112195

Keywords:

1987- --Juvenile literature, Electric power production--Malawi, Electric power production--Malawi--Juvenile literature, Electric power--Malawi, Irrigation--Malawi, Irrigation--Malawi--Juvenile literature, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General, JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa, JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects, Kamkwamba, Kamkwamba, William, 1987-, Mechanical engineers, Mechanical engineers--Malawi--Biography, Mechanical engineers--Malawi--Biography--Juvenile literature, William, Windmills--Malawi, Windmills--Malawi--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Summary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 910; Ages 6-8