The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book
Score: 4
From 15 Ratings

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind


  • Author : William Kamkwamba
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101637425

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Description :

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.

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

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


  • Author : Milkyway Media
  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Release Date : 2019-08-26
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 35
  • ISBN 10 :

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

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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind


  • Author : William Kamkwamba
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 006193769X

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Description :

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 LP Book
Score: 4
From 95 Ratings

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP


  • Author : William Kamkwamba
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061884986

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP Book Description :

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a land withered by drought and hunger, a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills and dreamed of building one that would bring his family electricity and running water, luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford. He used scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves to forge a crude machine that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second windmill turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine looming with every season. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those on an entire continent.

All Things Must Fight to Live Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

All Things Must Fight to Live


  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2011-01-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608196678

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All Things Must Fight to Live Book Description :

In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest-powerful, moving, necessary.

Muck City Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Muck City


  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307888631

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Muck City Book Description :

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.

Whoosh  Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Whoosh


  • Author : Chris Barton
  • Publisher : Charlesbridge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607346401

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Whoosh Book Description :

A cool idea with a big splash You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea


  • Author : Robert Burleigh
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481416009

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Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea Book Description :

"This illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor"--

Be a Maker Book

Be a Maker


  • Author : Katey Howes
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541546844

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Be a Maker Book Description :

How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.

Unbroken Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Unbroken


  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385742528

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Unbroken Book Description :

Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.

The Kings of Big Spring Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Kings of Big Spring


  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250058935

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The Kings of Big Spring Book Description :

"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy." — Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE "Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king... In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the author’s father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, “How'd you like to be a millionaire?” Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields, and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight. Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend

Bomb Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

Bomb


  • Author : Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher : Flash Point
  • Release Date : 2012-09-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781596438613

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Bomb Book Description :

In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

Shake A Leg Book

Shake A Leg


  • Author : Boori Monty Pryor
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2010-10-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742691619

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Shake A Leg Book Description :

A unique picture book collaboration about having fun, sharing culture and the power of story and dance. A picture book to get the whole town dancing.

Alejandro s Gift Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Alejandro s Gift


  • Author : Richard E. Albert
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-17
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452134949

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Alejandro s Gift Book Description :

This uplifting story about one man's gift to the desert and the gift he receives in return has a powerful environmental lesson. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

One Plastic Bag Book
Score: 4.5
From 8 Ratings

One Plastic Bag


  • Author : Miranda Paul
  • Publisher : Millbrook Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467762991

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One Plastic Bag Book Description :

In Njau, Gambia, discarded plastic bags littered the roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. But Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. An inspirational true story.

When God Made Light Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

When God Made Light


  • Author : Matthew Paul Turner
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • Release Date : 2018-02-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9781601429216

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When God Made Light Book Description :

From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. 'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.

Ada s Violin Book
Score: 4.5
From 26 Ratings

Ada s Violin


  • Author : Susan Hood
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481430951

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Ada s Violin Book Description :

A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

My Hands Sing the Blues Book

My Hands Sing the Blues


  • Author : Jeanne Walker Harvey
  • Publisher : Two Lions
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 0761458107

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My Hands Sing the Blues Book Description :

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.

Red Bicycle  The Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Red Bicycle The


  • Author : Jude Isabella
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781771380232

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Red Bicycle The Book Description :

Leo rides his beloved red bicycle to school, soccer practice and everywhere in between. He is devastated when he outgrows Big Red. But when Leo learns of a bicycle donation program, he perks up - someone who really needs his bike can give it a new life. Little does he know that Big Red will change other people's lives, too. Follow the bike as it travels to West Africa, where it helps people in Burkina Faso bring goods to the market, and serves as a makeshift ambulance, proving that an ordinary bicycle can be truly extraordinary.