Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

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. HB

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.

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Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

Mechanical engineers - Malawi - Biography
Electric power production - Malawi
Irrigation - Malawi
Windmills - Malawi

UOI - Where we are in place and time - History
IB learner profile - Principled
IB learner profile - Thinker
Attitudes - Commitment
Attitudes - Curiosity
UOI - How the world works - Energy

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