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The boy who harnessed the wind

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IL: LG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.
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9781984816122
9780803735118
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouping Title boy who harnessed the wind
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2020-05-28 23:21:03PM
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subject_facet Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
Electricity -- Malawi
Inventors -- Malawi
Irrigation -- Malawi
Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987-
Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987- -- Juvenile literature
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi
Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Windmills -- Malawi
Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
title_display The boy who harnessed the wind
title_full The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
The boy who harnessed the wind / by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
title_short The boy who harnessed the wind
topic_facet Electric power production
Electricity
Inventors
Irrigation
Kamkwamba, William
Mechanical engineers
Windmills