The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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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.
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.


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Product Details

  • Item #: NTS559188
  • ISBN13: 9780545591881
  • Format: Paperback Book
  • Pages: 32
  • Genre:
    Biography and Autobiography
  • Grades: 3 - 5
  • Lexile® Measure: 850L
  • Guided Reading Level: GR Level P
  • DRA Level: 34 - 38
  • ACR Level: 5.3

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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