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Read online The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope 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 and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala crazy but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do .

Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy William had a goal to study science in Malawi s top boarding schools But in his country was stricken with a famine that left his family s farm devastated and his parents destitute Unable to pay the eighty dollar a year tuition for his education William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died .

Yet William refused to let go of his dreams With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach a small pile of once forgotten science textbooks and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity electricity and running water Using scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves William forged a crude yet operable windmill an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season .

Soon news of William s em magetsi a mphepo em his electric wind spread beyond the borders of his home and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world .

Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
Title:The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
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Number of Pages:270
Category:Non fiction, Africa, Memoir, Biography, Science
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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 br br Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated 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, 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 and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala crazy but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do br br Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy William had a goal to study science in Malawi s top boarding schools But in his country was stricken with a famine that left his family s farm devastated and his parents destitute Unable to pay the eighty dollar a year tuition for his education William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died br br Yet William refused to let go of his dreams With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach a small pile of once forgotten science textbooks and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity electricity and running water Using scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves William forged a crude yet operable windmill an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season br br Soon news of William s em magetsi a mphepo em his electric wind spread beyond the borders of his home and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world br br Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual s ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him, b The i New York Times i bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers b br br 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 br br 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 excerpts featured in this free sampler come from some of our most popular nonfiction books for middle and high school classrooms making them ideal choices to meet the new Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts From the primary documents of em The American Reader em to em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em the story of young man from an impoverished African village who built a windmill to bring life changing electricity to his community these books will take students across time periods and around the world They ll grapple with complex ideas and meet people from the past and present who will inspire them Along the way your students will come to understand the components of critical thinking and good writing and why they matter