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The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.

Kamkwamba, William, 1987- (Author). Mealer, Bryan. (Added Author). Zunon, Elizabeth, (illustrator.).

"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 a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780803735118 (hardback : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2012]

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Target Audience Note:
850L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 5.3 0.5 0.5 148136
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- > Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Windmills > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Electric power production > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.


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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity J 621.453 KAM 2012 (Text) 31001101916931 Juvenile Non Fiction Available -

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