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Author Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

Title The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.

Imprint New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Kamkwamba,W KAM    Available
Description 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Mealer, Bryan.
Zunon, Elizabeth, ill.
ISBN 9780803735118 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0803735111 (hardback : acid-free paper)

 
    
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