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The boy who harnessed the wind [electronic resource] : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope. William Kamkwamba.

Kamkwamba, William. (Author). Johnson, Chike. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780061992162 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperAudio, 2009.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Chike Johnson.
Summary, etc.: "A windmill means more than just power, it means freedom."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 as a boy, William had a goal to study science in Malawi's top boarding schools. But in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family's farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the eighty-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 9 - Text Difficulty 12
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 283865 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
Genre: Electronic books.

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