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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition

by William Kamkwamba Picture Book Hardcover
Item Number 9780803735118
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Product Information

  • AuthorWilliam Kamkwamba
  • Page Count32
  • ISBN100803735111
  • ISBN139780803735118
  • PublisherPenguin
  • Year Published2012
  • Grade Level1 - 3
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectScience & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
    Buildings & construction (Children's/YA)
    People & places (Children's/YA)
    Educational: Technology
    People & places (Children's/YA)
  • ImprintDial Books

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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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