The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Picture Book Version)

By William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
Picture Books

This story is so inspiring and is one I want all of my children to know. The official description reads: “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.”

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Africa, Malawi
Period 21st Century, 2000s, early 2000s
Genre Biography
Digital Format Audiobook, E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Top Picks
  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 4 Moral Value
  • 2 Educational Value
  • 3 Literary Value
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