The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind </br> Item: 735118

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Item: 735118

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

ISBN: 978-0-803-73511-8

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

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.

Hardcover, 32 pages

Appropriate mentor text for:
Expository Writing: Literary Nonfiction