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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope - William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a  nation... show more
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a  nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061730320 (0061730327)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
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mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it
5.0 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
How does a 14-year old high school dropout in a small famine-stricken country in south eastern Africa build a windmill? William Kamkwamba tells how he did in The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a memoir of a young man who wanted to ensure a better life for his family by using ideas inspired by science ...
Merle
Merle rated it
3.5 The Boy who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer
This is a memoir by a young man from Malawi who, as a teenager, built a windmill – with only a book to guide him and using materials he was able to scrounge locally – to bring electricity to his home. William Kamkwamba is born one of several children in a farming family in rural Malawi, grows up wit...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
3.0 Great story, not a good book.
It's always tough to assess memoirs that are co-written and I often end up not liking them. I'm aware ghostwriters and what not are common in the industry but I can't help but dislike how it can be hard to tell what is the co-writer's thoughts and what actually belong to the author. I really wante...
Kinga's Books
Kinga's Books rated it
5.0 William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer - The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Finally good news.I can't begin to tell you what a joy to read this book was. Every adult and every kid should read it (except for those kids whose parents are not ok with them reading vivid descriptions of someone dying from gonorrhoea - but even those kids should probably rebel against their paren...
Osho
Osho rated it
5.0 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
An engaging hopeful memoir by a dedicated and resourceful young man who vastly improved the lives of his family and neighbors. Reading it was--a word I've never used in a review before--heartwarming.
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