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The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.

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Author/Creator:
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2012
Imprint:
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Format:
  • Book
  • 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary:
"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.
Contributor:
Mealer, Bryan.
Zunon, Elizabeth, ill.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9780803735118
0803735111

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