The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Creating Currents of Electricity and HopeBook - 2009
From Library Staff
This junior version of the best-seller for adults describes how fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba saves his drought-blighted Malawi village: after teaching himself English and reading science books at a library donated by "the Americans," he creates a windmill from odd parts.
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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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