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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.).

Available copies

  • 27 of 29 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 29 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Benton Co PL - Fowler J621.4 KAM (Text) 34044000767382 Easy Available -
Brookston Prairie Twp PL - Brookston J 621.4 KAM (Text) 38209000777758 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville J 621.4 (Text) 78321000024399 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver JNF 621.4 KAM (Text) 34304000703636 Juvenile - Nonfiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL J 621.4 KAM (Text) 38217000473781 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL JB KAM (Text) 36241000315851 Juvenile Biography Available -
Greentown Children's Library - Greentown B KAMKWAMBA, WILLIAM E (Text) 75342000334375 Easy Biography Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood JBIO KAMKWAMBA (Text) 36626103326070 JUV Biographies Available -
Hamilton North PL - Atlanta Branch PIC.a Kamkwamba, William (Text) 78294000238517 J Picture Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch J 621.4.c Kamkwamba, William (Text) 78294000239430 J Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780803735118
  • ISBN: 0803735111
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 2012.

Content descriptions

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: 910 Lexile.
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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