The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Elizabeth Zunon

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began tofail.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 32 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.19 out of 5
  • Published January 19th 2012 by Dial Books
  • ISBN: 0803735111 (ISBN13: 9780803735118)
  • Edition Language: English

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.