The boy who harnessed the wind

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Publisher:
Dial Books for Young Readers,
Pub. Date:
2012.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
IL: LG - BL: 5.3 - AR Pts: 0.5
Lexile measure:
850L
Description
The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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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ISBN:
9780803735118
Reading Level:
LG
Level 5.3, 0.5 Points
Lexile measure:
850L
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Grouped Work ID 0e0a3ea2-6371-53ea-94e7-bd10738e33cf
Grouping Title boy who harnessed the wind
Grouping Author kamkwamba william
Grouping Category book
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author Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
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display_description "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.
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subject_facet Electric power production -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Irrigation -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature, Kamkwamba, William, -- 1987- -- Juvenile literature, Mechanical engineers -- Malawi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature, Windmills -- Malawi -- Juvenile literature
title_display The boy who harnessed the wind
title_full 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, Irrigation, Kamkwamba, William, Mechanical engineers, Windmills