The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
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


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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind  Movie Tie In Edition

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Tie In Edition


  • Author : William Kamkwamba
  • Publisher : Puffin Books
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984816122


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Movie Tie In Edition 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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Score: 4
From 11 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


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.

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


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 LP
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


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
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


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
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Muck City


  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307888631


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.

The Kissing Hand
Score: 4.5
From 18 Ratings

The Kissing Hand


  • Author : Audrey Penn
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-12-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781933718361


The Kissing Hand Book Description :

School is starting in the forest, but Chester Raccoon does not want to go. To help ease Chester's fears, Mrs. Raccoon shares a family secret called the Kissing Hand to give him the reassurance of her love any time his world feels a little scary. Since its first publication in 1993, this heartwarming book has become a children's classic that has touched the lives of millions of children and their parents, especially at times of separation, whether starting school, entering daycare, or going to camp. It is widely used by kindergarten teachers on the first day of school. Stickers at the back will help children and their parents keep their Kissing Hand alive.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind   Literature Discovery Guide

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Literature Discovery Guide


  • Author : Sharayah Hooper
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-03
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1947977717


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Literature Discovery Guide Book Description :

Level 2 Discovery Guides are recommended for a range of primary (grades 3 to 5) students who have acquired the foundational skills to independently read and respond to a simple piece of literature. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.

Drawdown
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Drawdown


  • Author : Paul Hawken
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-04-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524704650


Drawdown Book Description :

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in th