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The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas.

Kamkwamba, William, 1987- (author.). Mealer, Bryan. (Added Author).

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  • 38 out of 57 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Desoto Trail Regional Library. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Camilla-DeSoto Trail Regional Library.

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1 current hold on 57 total copies.

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780803740808
  • ISBN: 0803740808
  • ISBN: 9780147510426
  • ISBN: 0147510422
  • Physical Description: 293 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2015]

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Summary, etc.:
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. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William.
Study Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 5.8.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.8 9.0 171666.
Reading Counts 6-8 5.6 15.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- > Juvenile literature.
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Inventors > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Windmills > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Electric power production > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers.
Inventors > Malawi.
Windmills > Malawi.
Electric power production > Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Science & Technology.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > Africa.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Technology > Electricity & Electronics.
Mechanical engineers > Biography.
Engineers > Malawi > Biography.
Inventors > Malawi > Biography.
Windmills > Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi.
Electric power > Malawi.
Inventors > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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