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The boy who harnessed the wind

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The bestselling story of the young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village, now in an accessible middle grade edition

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. The family was starving, and they could hardly find money for food, let alone school fees. Forced to drop out, William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an 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 would bring electricity to his home and help his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.

Retold for a middle grade audience, this inspiring memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world.

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ISBN:
9780803740808
9780803735118
9780147510426
9781501227998
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouped Work ID 0e0a3ea2-6371-53ea-94e7-bd10738e33cf
Grouping Title boy who harnessed the wind
Grouping Author kamkwamba william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-17 13:56:35PM
Last Indexed 2018-08-17 13:57:46PM

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auth_author2 Hymas, Anna., Jackson, Korey., Mealer, Bryan., Zunon, Elizabeth,
author Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
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display_description "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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subject_facet Electric power production -- Malawi, Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Inventors -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987- -- Juvenile literature, Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
title_display The boy who harnessed the wind
title_full The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas, The boy who harnessed the wind / by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon, The boy who harnessed the wind [sound recording] / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
title_short The boy who harnessed the wind
topic_facet Electric power production, Inventors, Irrigation, Kamkwamba, William, Mechanical engineers, Windmills