William and the Wind—The Story of William Kamkwamba

By Shannen Yauger
Level 2

William and his family were hungry when rain did not come and their crops died. How could he help them? One day, he had an idea: make a windmill to use the power of the wind! This true story shows that when you have a little hope and you work hard, big things can happen.

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Africa, Malawi
Period 21st Century, 2000s
Genre Biography
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  • 4 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 5 Literary Value
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