Detail

Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Author
Kamkwamba, William
Mealer, Bryan
Publisher
Dial Books
Publication Date
2012
ISBN
9780803735118
Collation
1 volume
Format
Braille UEB
Grade Level
Kindergarten
01
02
Abstract
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.
Notes
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Unified English Braille
Subject
Irrigation
Electric power
Windmills
Biography
Africa
Poverty
Electricity