The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

7526-1An inspiring tale of William Kamkwamba and how he upcycled trash to make his community’s first windmill. During 2001 and 2001, Malawi suffered from severe drought. William’s village didn’t have electric lights, much less crop irrigation, so William studied at the library and using books and his imagination, he harnessed the wind. Read the end papers to find out that William did eventually pump water for irrigating crops.

Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 

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1 Response to The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

  1. What an excellent story!

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