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The boy who harnessed the wind: Young Readers Edition

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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
9781501237201
9781101637425
9780147510426
9781501227998
Reading Level:
MG
Level 5.8, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
860L
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Grouped Work ID 56dcac5f-db2b-8663-3dd6-bab75fbff357
Grouping Title boy who harnessed the wind young readers edition
Grouping Author kamkwamba william
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-19 22:47:36PM
Last Indexed 2019-06-20 00:02:00AM

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author William Kamkwamba
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display_description In this memoir adapted for young readers, William Kamkwamba describes the drought that struck his tiny village in Malawi, his subsequent interest in science, and his idea to 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.
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subject_facet Children's audiobooks, Electric power production -- Malawi, Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Inventors -- Malawi, Inventors -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987-, Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987- -- Juvenile literature, Malawi -- Rural conditions, Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography, Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Rural electrification -- Malawi, Water-supply, Rural -- Malawi, Windmills -- Malawi, Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
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
title_short The boy who harnessed the wind
title_sub Young Readers Edition
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Children's audiobooks, Electric power production, Geography, Inventors, Irrigation, Juvenile Nonfiction, Kamkwamba, William, Mechanical engineers, Rural conditions, Rural electrification, Science, Water-supply, Rural, Windmills