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Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Young Readers Edition

by William Kamkwamba Paperback
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Product Information

  • AuthorWilliam Kamkwamba
  • Page Count304
  • ISBN100147510422
  • ISBN139780147510426
  • PublisherPuffin
  • Year Published2016
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectScience & technology: general interest (Children's/YA)
    Buildings & construction (Children's/YA)
    People & places (Children's/YA)
    Educational: Physics
    Educational: Technology

Product Description

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 memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world.

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