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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer;  illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

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

Interest Level:
  4th grade     5th grade     6th grade     7th grade    

Book Type:    read aloud / picture book

Related Lists:    biographies (memoir)     set in Africa

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