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Author Burns, Kylie, author.

Title William Kamkwamba : powering his village / Kylie Burns.

Publication Info. St Catharines, Ontario ; New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W BUR    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W BUR    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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volume nc rdacarrier
Series Remarkable lives revealed
Remarkable lives revealed.
Audience Ages 7-10.
Grades 4 to 6.
Note Includes index.
Summary "Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family's home. He has since built his village's first drinking water pump. William's ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world."-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Power and hope -- At home in Malawi -- Dare to dream -- It's only natural -- Creativity in motion -- Garbage collector -- Charging ahead -- The wind is picking up -- William on the world stage -- Seeing is believing -- Telling his story -- Lighting the way -- Shine on.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
Subject Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature.
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography.
Windmills -- Malawi.
Electric power production -- Malawi.
Irrigation -- Malawi.
Other Form: Online version: Burns, Kylie. William Kamkwamba. St Catharines, Ontario ; New York, New York : Crabtree Publishing Company, [2016] 9781427118110 (DLC) 2016028160
ISBN 9780778726906 (reinforced library binding)
0778726908 (reinforced library binding)
9780778727019 (pbk.)
0778727017 (pbk.)

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