The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. 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 exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-02-05 - Publisher: Penguin

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops,
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-29 - Publisher: Harper Collins

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed
The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Categories: Electric power production
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

"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
El niño Que Domó el Viento / the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Language: es
Pages: 320
Authors: William Kamkwamba
Categories: Electric power production
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-21 - Publisher: B De Blook

El sueño de un niño puede cambiar el mundo entero. Esta es una inspiradora historia, basada en la vida real del autor, sobre el poder de la imaginación y la fuerza de la determinación. Cuando una terrible sequía asoló la pequeña aldea donde vivía William Kamkwamba, su familia perdió todas
Boys Who Rocked the World
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Michelle Roehm McCann
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-30 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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