9780803735118

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition

  • ISBN 13:

    9780803735118

  • ISBN 10:

    0803735111

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/19/2012
  • Publisher: Dial

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

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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