The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

By William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Illustrators Illustrated by Anna Hymas Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher Penguin Imprint Dial ISBN


Awards and Honors <i>Kirkus Reviews</i> Best Children’s Books of 2015, Middle-Grade<br> Amazon.com Best Books of the Year 2015, Nonfiction<br> 100 Notable Titles for Reading and Sharing 2015, Children’s Books<br> 2016 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 6–8<br> 2016 CCBC Choices–Biography and Autobiography<br> ILA Teachers’ Choices, 2016 Reading List

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

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Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life

When William, a Malawian teen, began building a windmill from junk—and claimed the machine would generate electricity—everyone in his village thought he was crazy. Black-and-white map and illustrations. Full-color photo insert.
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