The boy who harnessed the wind: Young Readers Edition

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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.

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9780803740808
9781501237201
9781101637425
9780147510426
9781501227998
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.8, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
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Inventors -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
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title_display The boy who harnessed the wind
title_full The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind [sound recording] : Young Readers Edition / William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
The boy who harnessed the wind [sound recording] / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
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