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The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.

Kamkwamba, William 1987- (author.). Mealer, Bryan, (author.). Zunon, Elizabeth, (illustrator.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
John P. Webster Library - West Hartford CHILDREN TJ 140 .K36 A3 2012 (Text to phone) 32545070239591 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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Summary, etc.: "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"--
Target Audience Note:
Elementary Grade.
910 Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader 5.3.
Reading Counts! 6.3.
AR LG 5.3 0.5.
Awards Note:
Charter Oak Children’s Book Award (COCBA) Nominee, 2013-2014.
Nutmeg Award Nominee, Elementary, 2015.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William 1987- Juvenile literature
Kamkwamba, William 1987-
Kamkwamba, William 1987-
Kamkwamba, William
Kamkwamba, William 1987-
Mechanical engineers Malawi Biography Juvenile literature
Windmills Malawi Juvenile literature
Electric power production Malawi Juvenile literature
Irrigation Malawi Juvenile literature
Mechanical engineers
Windmills Malawi
Electric power production Malawi
Irrigation Malawi
JUVENILE NONFICTION Biography & Autobiography General
JUVENILE NONFICTION People & Places Africa
JUVENILE NONFICTION Science & Nature Experiments & Projects
Electric power production
Irrigation
Mechanical engineers
Windmills
Malawi
Mechanical engineers Malawi Biography
Windmills Malawi
Electric power Malawi
Irrigation Malawi
Mechanical engineers Malawi BiographyJuvenile literature
Windmills Malawi Juvenile literature
Electric power production Malawi Juvenile literature
Irrigation Malawi Juvenile literature
Irrigation
Mechanical engineers
Electric power production
Windmills
Malawi
Irrigation Malawi Juvenile literature
Accelerated reader
Genre: Biography.
Juvenile works.
Juvenile works.
Biography.
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