The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Creating Currents of Electricity and HopeeBook - 2009
From Library Staff
This exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Own Voices
For many people things like water bottles, bicycle tires, and old shoes are just trash. But 14-year old William Kamkwamba used those things along with creativity and stuff he learned from library books to build a windmill and other inventions that saved both his whole family and total strangers ... Read More »
multcolib_alisonk Jun 17, 2015
Reading level: Gr. 4-7
SchoolCorps3 Aug 24, 2015
Memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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 ... Read More »
SchoolCorps2 May 31, 2016
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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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