The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition
William Kamkwamba (A), Bryan Mealer (A) and Elizabeth Zunon (ILT)
List Price: $16.99 (Hardcover - Ingenuity /African Village / Making A Windmill / Believing In Self - 2012)
Description:When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.
Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how - even in the worst of times - a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world. (32 pgs) Ages 6 - 9
Ashay says,"This is a true story of genius and I am elated that the publishers decided to do a kids edition. It is also a powerful example of self discipline, creativity and doing for one self, showing kids that they can make a difference in their community. Kudos to William. Just know that you will truly inspire millions. Must have for the library and classroom. Teach!"
Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces