The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Creating Currents of Electricity and HopeBook - 2009 | 1st ed.
Soon to be a Netflix film
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala--crazy--but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.
From Library Staff
Fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba, inspired to help his Malawi village after a drought, learns how to bring electricity to his village through building a windmill out of junkyard scraps. This book brings this inspirational story to life and highlights the usefulness of sustainable energy.
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"Using a flathead screwdriver we'd hammered out of a bicycle spoke. . . ."
"'Where did you get such an idea?' 'The library.'"
"Really, how can you drive a truck and not know how it works?"
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This is about a boy even though he was poor and because of problems with crops did not even have food to eat ,he used his mind to create something which would help his entire village .With his invention he was trying to bring light to the village with light they were able to work later so their families would be provided for.
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