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

Kamkwamba, William, 1987- author. (Author). Mealer, Bryan, author. (Added Author). Zunon, Elizabeth, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 25 of 27 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 27 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Atlanta Branch PIC.a Kamkwamba, William (Text) 78294000238517 J Picture Available -
Benton County Public Library - Fowler J621.4 KAM (Text) 34044000767382 EASY Available -
Brookston Prairie Township Public Library - Brookston J 621.4 KAM (Text) 38209000777758 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Brookville Public Library J 621.4 KAM (Text) 38217000473781 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Cicero Branch J 621.4.c Kamkwamba, William (Text) 78294000239430 J Non-Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Township Public Library - Coatesville J 621.4 (Text) 78321000024399 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Township Public Library - Culver JNF 621.4 KAM (Text) 34304000703636 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main JB KAM (Text) 840191002103583 Children's Biographies - Lower Level Available -
Greentown Children's Library - Greentown B KAMKWAMBA, WILLIAM E (Text) 75342000334375 Easy Biography Available -
Greenwood Public Library - Greenwood JBIO KAMKWAMBA (Text) 36626103326070 JUV Biographies Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780803735118
  • ISBN: 0803735111
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.

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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.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- > Juvenile literature.
Mechanical engineers > Malawi > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Windmills > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Electric power production > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
Irrigation > Malawi > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects.

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