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South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley J 621.4 KAMKWAMBA WILLIAM (Text) 30402004866044 JUVENILE NONFICTION - NEW Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780803735118
  • ISBN: 0803735111
  • Physical Description: print
    1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 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.
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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