The boy who harnessed the wind
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
- 1st ed. Hardcover
- Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
- 32 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
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.
Electric power production - Malawi Irrigation - Malawi Kamkwamba, William, 1987- Mechanical engineers - Malawi - Biography Windmills - Malawi
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