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

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

Label
The boy who harnessed the wind
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Member of
Summary
An adaptation for young readers 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
Storyline
Tone
Awards note
2013 Sakura Award Nomination.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10393521
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamkwamba, William
Dewey number
621.4/53096897
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
860
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Zunon, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Link
econkids.rutgers.edu/book-of-the-month-navmenu-221
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000047505032
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803735118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731911797
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Link
econkids.rutgers.edu/book-of-the-month-navmenu-221
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000047505032
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803735118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)731911797

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