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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

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ISBN10: 0061730335
ISBN13: 9780061730337
Publisher: Perennial
Published: Jul 27 2010
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.55
Height: 0.80 Width: 5.30 Depth: 7.80
Language: English
Awards: Georgia Children's Book Award, Nutmeg Book Award, South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

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William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala--crazy--but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him.

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