by
 
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

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

Author
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

Call Number
j621.312136 KAM

Publication Date
c2012.

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

Physical 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.

Subjects
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
 
Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
 
Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
 
Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature.
 
Kamkwamba, William, 1987- -- Juvenile literature.

Contributors
Mealer, Bryan.
 
Zunon, Elizabeth, illustrator.

Horizon Bib Number
1345462


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