The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba is a powerful picture book that promotes responsible decision-making, perseverance, growth mindset and the environment.
A severe drought in Malawi caused 14-year-old Kamkwamba to drop out of school to save his family money. He researched how he could bring electricity to his village and built a working windmill, made from scraps, that harnessed the wind.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Illustrator: Elizabeth Zunon
Publisher: Dial Books (2012)
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William Kamkwamba Official Website
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Resources
- The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Study Guide
- Learning for Justice: STEM at Work
- Reading is Fundamental: Support Materials and Activities
- Reading is Fundamental: Guide for Educators
- William Kamkwamba Ted Talk: How I Harnessed the Wind
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Videos
Books by William Kamkwamba & Elizabeth Zunon
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