The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101637425
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Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061937699
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Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave 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. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0803735111
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Release: 2012-01
Editor: Dial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A picture book adaptation of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0061730335
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Release: 2010-07-27
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

Summary of William Kamkwamba s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media

Summary of William Kamkwamba   s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Pages: 35
ISBN:
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Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: Milkyway Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (2009), Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba and journalist Bryan Mealer explain how Kamkwamba, using little more than determination and a few library books, built a windmill capable of generating electricity near his family’s home. Born in 1987, Kamkwamba grew up in a village called Masitala, which is located in the Wimbe district near the city of Kasungu… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780307888631
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Release: 2012
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

El ni o Que Dom el Viento the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

El ni  o Que Dom   el Viento   the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1644732645
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Release: 2020-07-21
Editor: B De Blook
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

El sueño de un niño puede cambiar el mundo entero. Esta es una inspiradora historia, basada en la vida real del autor, sobre el poder de la imaginación y la fuerza de la determinación. Cuando una terrible sequía asoló la pequeña aldea donde vivía William Kamkwamba, su familia perdió todas las cosechas y se quedó sin nada que comer y nada que vender. William comenzó entonces a investigar en los libros de ciencia que había en la biblioteca en busca de una solución, y de este modo encontró la idea que cambiaría la vida de su familia para siempre: construiría un molino de viento. Fabricado a partir de materiales reciclados, metal y fragmentos de bicicletas, el molino de William trajo la electricidad a su casa y ayudó a su familia a obtener el agua que necesitaba para sus cultivos. Así, el empeño y la ilusión del pequeño Willy cambió el destino de su familia y del país entero. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0545591880
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"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"--

Africa Unchained

Africa Unchained
Author: G. Ayittey
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9781137122780
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Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.

Child of the Dream A Memoir of 1963

Child of the Dream  A Memoir of 1963
Author: Sharon Robinson
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781338282825
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

Two Roads

Two Roads
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780735228887
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker It's 1932, and twelve-year-old Cal Black and his Pop have been riding the rails for years after losing their farm in the Great Depression. Cal likes being a "knight of the road" with Pop, even if they're broke. But then Pop has to go to Washington, DC--some of his fellow veterans are marching for their government checks, and Pop wants to make sure he gets his due--and Cal can't go with him. So Pop tells Cal something he never knew before: Pop is actually a Creek Indian, which means Cal is too. And Pop has decided to send Cal to a government boarding school for Native Americans in Oklahoma called the Challagi School. At school, the other Creek boys quickly take Cal under their wings. Even in the harsh, miserable conditions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, he begins to learn about his people's history and heritage. He learns their language and customs. And most of all, he learns how to find strength in a group of friends who have nothing beyond each other.

GraceLand

GraceLand
Author: Chris Abani
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1429929820
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Release: 2005-01-26
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices including The King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a GraceLand of his own. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, Abani has created a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria where the trappings of American culture reign supreme. "A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin in its power and revelation of the new."--T. Coraghessan Boyle

The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf
Author: Mary O'Toole
Pages: 8
ISBN: 0813635187
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Release: 1988
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Jazz Owls

Jazz Owls
Author: Margarita Engle
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1534409440
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Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Perfect for history buffs, dance enthusiasts, poets, and just about anyone looking for a great story.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From the Young People’s Poet Laureate Margarita Engle comes a searing novel in verse about the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943. Thousands of young Navy sailors are pouring into Los Angeles on their way to the front lines of World War II. They are teenagers, scared, longing to feel alive before they have to face the horrors of battle. Hot jazz music spiced with cool salsa rhythms beckons them to dance with the local Mexican American girls, who jitterbug all night before working all day in the canneries. Proud to do their part for the war effort, these Jazz Owl girls are happy to dance with the sailors—until the blazing summer night when racial violence leads to murder. Suddenly the young white sailors are attacking the girls’ brothers and boyfriends. The cool, loose zoot suits they wear are supposedly the reason for the violence—when in reality the boys are viciously beaten and arrested simply because of the color of their skin. In soaring images and searing poems, this is the breathtaking story of what became known as the Zoot Suit Riots.

The Tram to Bondi Beach

The Tram to Bondi Beach
Author: Elizabeth Hathorn,Libby Hathorn,J. Andrew Johnstone
Pages: 61
ISBN: 0868198196
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Set in 1932 against the magical backdrop of Bondi Beach, in the year the Sydney Harbour Bridge opens, the days of Phar Lap and Charles Kingsford Smith, Keiran a boy from Bondi hopes to help his family survive the depression. Hurtling towards the beach one morning in the famous Bondi 'Rattler, Keiran is inspired to become a paper boy on the Bondi trams. No Sooner does his dream begin to take shape than it is threatened by Saxon, the chief paper boy. Tensions build as their rivalry grows and culminates in a dramatic climax with unexpected results. Can dreams really come true? Keiran's quest is to find out. (1 act, 4 male, 2 female).

My Hands Sing the Blues

My Hands Sing the Blues
Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0761458107
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Release: 2011
Editor: Two Lions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316248709
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Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Having read For the Benefit of Those Who See, you will never see the world in quite the same way again. "In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind . . . She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity." -- Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree

Energy Island

Energy Island
Author: Allan Drummond
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0606373535
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Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

For use in schools and libraries only. It's windy on the Danish island of Sams . Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
Author: Kylie Burns
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0778726908
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Release: 2016-09
Editor: Crabtree Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his familys home. He has since built his villages first drinking water pump. Williams ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer William
Pages: 329
ISBN: 6048895240
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Release: 2020-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: vi

Explanation of the Book:

Vietnamese edition of William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer's story of a Malawi young boy whose dream of creating a windmill for his community helps him overcome all difficulty of his circumstances... Vietnamese translation by Nguyen Dinh Khoi.