The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition

By KAMKWAMBA, William & Bryan Mealer

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ISBN
9780803740808
Publisher
Dial


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on November 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 4–7—This youth edition of the original adult book of the same title has been skillfully adapted for middle grade readers. Kamkwamba recounts a period from his childhood living in a small Malawi village. His family was poor, but they got by working as farmers. Kamkwamba was in elementary school, about to graduate to secondary school, when the drought and famine of the mid-2000s upset the patterns of local life. The author deftly describes the devastating effects upon his family: they ate insects, and rations were reduced to only a single mouthful daily. Many arou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on February 1, 2015

As a young boy growing up in Malawi, William Kamkwamba believed in -- and was fearful of -- magic. As he got a bit older, he was drawn to science. He tinkered with toy trucks and "monster wagons" ("chigiriri, that looked like American go-carts") and began reading old science books and dreaming up inventions. When heavy rains, followed by drought, hit his country and the corrupt government didn't respond, young William used his scientific ingenuity to help people in need. He began making a windmill out of "bottle-cap washers, rusted t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

When heavy rains, then drought, hit Malawi, young William Kamkwamba used his scientific ingenuity to make a windmill and help peopl...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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