The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Picture Book Version)

By William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Level 5, Picture Books
Review:

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.”

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