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

Kamkwamba, William, 1987- (author.). Mealer, Bryan, (author.). Zunon, Elizabeth, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Rockville Public Library JB KAMKWAMBA (Text to phone) 34035128951783 Juvenile Biography Checked out 02/12/2021

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Summary, etc.:
"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.
Target Audience Note:
Elementary Grade.
910 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.3.
Reading Counts! 6.3.
AR LG 5.3 0.5.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2013-2014.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2015.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- > Juvenile literature.
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Kamkwamba, William,
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Windmills > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Electric power production > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers.
Windmills. > Malawi.
Electric power production > Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > General.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > People & Places > Africa.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Science & Nature > Experiments & Projects.
Electric power production.
Irrigation.
Mechanical engineers.
Windmills.
Malawi.
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography.
Windmills > Malawi.
Electric power > Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi.
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > BiographyJuvenile literature.
Windmills > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Electric power production > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation.
Mechanical engineers.
Electric power production.
Windmills.
Malawi.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Accelerated reader.
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Juvenile works.
Biography.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Young Readers Edition
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Young Readers Edition
by Kamkwamba, William; Mealer, Bryan; Zunon, Elizabeth (Illustrator)
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Young Readers Edition


A picture book adaptation of the memoir follows the experiences of fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.

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