The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Creating Currents of Electricity and HopeBook - 2009
From Library Staff
William Kamkwamba helps by reading, learning, and recycling. William learns how to make a windmill that can help his family. Recommended for ages 5 to 9.
During the drought and famine in mid-2000 Malawi, 14-year old
William and his family struggled to survive. William,
however, used his wiles and junkyard scraps to bring
electricity, and hope, to his village. |
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orange_dolphin_185 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over
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"Using a flathead screwdriver we'd hammered out of a bicycle spoke. . . ."
"'Where did you get such an idea?' 'The library.'"
"Really, how can you drive a truck and not know how it works?"
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This is about a boy even though he was poor and because of problems with crops did not even have food to eat ,he used his mind to create something which would help his entire village .With his invention he was trying to bring light to the village with light they were able to work later so their families would be provided for.
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