Books by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer (2)


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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer EN

Rating: 5 (3 votes)
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle... continue

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Africa / Malawi flag Malawi
Description:
William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala—crazy—but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do. Enchanted by the workings of electricity... continue
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