The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Picture Book Edition

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Series: Picture Book Biographies
Tag: Episode 122
Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Year: 2012
ASIN: 0803735111
ISBN: 9780803735118

**Description from Amazon: When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William ...

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**Description from Amazon: When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.

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