The boy who harnessed the wind
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Published:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Status:
Bellevue - Kids Non-Fiction
j621.453 K156b
Description
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.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780803735118 (acid-free paper), 0803735111 (acid-free paper)
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
850

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"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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APA Citation (style guide)

Kamkwamba, W., Mealer, B., & Zunon, E. (2012). The boy who harnessed the wind. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kamkwamba, William, 1987-, Bryan. Mealer and Elizabeth, Zunon. 2012. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kamkwamba, William, 1987-, Bryan. Mealer and Elizabeth, Zunon, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kamkwamba, William, Bryan Mealer, and Elizabeth Zunon. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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