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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. (Added Author). Zunon, Elizabeth, (illustrator.).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
New Castle-Henry County PL - Bookmobile JE92 KAMK (Text) 39231032370468 Bookmobile Stacks--Childrens' Non-fiction Collection Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle JE92 KAMK (Text) 39231033134111 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - New Castle JE92 KAMK (Text) 39231033185519 Children's Non-Fiction Collection Available -

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  • Physical Description: 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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.

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