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FREE EBOOK Í The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Young Readers Edition ô The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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 is the inspiring autobiography of William Kamkwamba, the boy from Malawi who built a windmill out of spare parts from a junkyard to bring electricity to his family s home Growing up, William and his family faced famine and hardship when their maize crop failed Because all of their extra funds had to go toward feeding the family, William was unable to attend school since he couldn t pay the school fees or afford the proper uniform In spite of this struggle, Willi The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the inspiring autobiography of William Kamkwamba, the boy from Malawi who built a windmill out of spare parts from a junkyard to bring electricity to his family s home Growing up, William and his family faced famine and hardship when their maize crop failed Because all of their extra funds had to go toward feeding the family, William was unable to attend school since he couldn t pay the school fees or afford the proper uniform In spite of this struggle, William continued to learn by reading the books found in the small library in the village Through this library, he discovered a book about principles of electricity and used those principles to design and build a windmill to power his home His community thought he was crazy a modern day Noah but when reporters and journalists from around Malawi started to take notice, even the TED organization invited William to tell his story After attending college at African Bible College in Malawi and later Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, William is still working to change life for Africans.Some of the concepts in this book especially those about the inner workings of electricity and windmills were challenging for me to understand, but this book could be so powerful and inspiring for students to see just how much one person can accomplish when he puts his mind to it In the words of William Kamkwamba himself, I try and I made it How many of our students need to hear this message that even in the most discouraging circumstances, with a little hard work, people can do big world changing things This book is so touching.Despite the odds being stacked so high up against William, with a famine and a school drop out, the tale of this one boy who refused to give up on his dreams of bringing light and water into the lives of his fellow villagers in Malawi will inspire me everyday, and help me realize, Sometimes, all you have to do is try William Kamkwamba I read this for a STEM class It s a fantastic little book that I think kids should read because it will really open their eyes to what life is like in impoverished areas of the world It also shows the importance of learning, books, and resilence. Inspirational, uplifting and just a quick fulfilling readgo for it This is a true story about a young African boy who was fascinated with science His life was a challenging one He hungered to attend school and his curiosity was never satiated Time after time he met with discouragement and heartache There was no money to send him to school There was a devastating famine There was death and discouragement and always a lack of funds Nevertheless, he persevered and his story is a memorabl Inspirational, uplifting and just a quick fulfilling readgo for it This is a true story about a young African boy who was fascinated with science His life was a challenging one He hungered to attend school and his curiosity was never satiated Time after time he met with discouragement and heartache There was no money to send him to school There was a devastating famine There was death and discouragement and always a lack of funds Nevertheless, he persevered and his story is a memorable one This is a story that not only holds the reader because of the vision and determination of the author, but also because of all of the kindness friendships and generosity that he created in his life Unknowingly, when I signed up for this book at the library for a book group, I didn t realize I was getting the young readers edition So be it I enjoyed the sincerity and the voice of a young, naive boy who found answers to his questions and curiosities in books and was self taught This was brain candy and I savored every bite I wish I knew how to link reviews If you want a really good one on this book check out Will Byrnes His review is outstanding adult version