THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND BOOK
From Penguin Random House: When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library… and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.
Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
For ages 6-8