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  • Published: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.
  • Year Published: 2012
  • Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • Lexile: 910

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  • 9780803735118
  • 0803735111

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The boy who harnessed the wind

by Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

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Call number: E KAM

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Traverwood Youth PicBks, West Youth Picture Books

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"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"

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