The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope
  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope
  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope
  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope
  • The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope
ISBN: 0061730335
EAN13: 9780061730337
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 27, 2010
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 0.8" H x 8" L x 5.31" W
Weight: 0.98 lbs.
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5
   Smart Kid Makes it Happen
Couldn't put it down. I finally made myself quit reading at 215 am. Wonderful, inspiring, heartwarming story of how a very smart kid made good things happen for his village. The most grim part was about the famine. Hard to read about so much suffering, so much hard to read about. Really glad when I got beyond this part '', when I was really happy. Would recommend it to anyone.
 
5
   Awesome story!
I had heard before about William, so I bought the book when I found it on sale. It is written in a conversational voice and has grabbed me from the beginning. Everyday life in African poverty and especially the details of surviving the famine were eye-opening. And when we get to his inventions, his ingenuity and his lack of schooling, I am just amazed at how he kept finding ways to do things when the rest of us would have quit long ago.
 
5
   A Moving Story of Human Spirit in Difficult Circumstances
This was one of the more memorable and touching books I have read in a long time. While not the very best piece of writing, the story will capture your heart and imagination quickly. William and his friends are children you would know from your own neigborhood. Survivor mentality can only be homegrown in Malawi, but their survivor mentality can be used in Malawi. By the end of the book I found myself rooting for all of them and feeling a sense of pride that is tiny in comparison to what William's family and village must feel for them. A dream, a vision, a can do attitude are all lessons for us to learn from this story. I can 't help, but wonder if this kind of ingenuity exists in our culture of computers, creature comforts and instant gratification... Let's hope that is not the reality. Thanks to Bryan Mealer for helping William Kamkwamba tell this story. I can 't wait for the documentary! '' ! !
 
4
   William--The Malawi Creator
What an inspiring book for the young and old! This young man, who was able to imagine a new creation and continue the trials of lack of resources, coupled with a famine, is truly a model for his fellow countrymen and those around the world.
 
5
   The ingenuity of a young boy
One gets to know life in the neck of the woods of the young protagonist, who manages to build a windmill from all kinds of scrap materials, thus allowing him and his family to have light in the evening, and even charge their phones. One learns about friendship, family, but also about terrible famine and his attempts to get an education. While his father had some money at first to send him to go to school, when the money dried, that was the end of his schooling. Fortunately, there was a library in which he was able to borrow books and learn from this how to make a mill.
 
5
   Amazing resilience from extreme poverty to self-made scientist
William writes his life story from the heart, from poverty and extreme famine in Malawi, East Africa. His terrifying interest in science and innovation continues to breathe life into the most incredible experiences and continues to fuel his optimism in the face of limiting cultural conditions in his community and country. The rains renew the earth and bring the rains. Despite his eventual fame as the Windmill Boy, he has brought his resources and knowledge home to his people, to a New Africa, electrified and joining the 21st century. The first half of this book describes a happy childhood in poverty until it is fractured by drought, starvation and death. The second half reflects on this hardship and his determination to find a way to help his people. This book is a wonderful read. I recommend it highly ''.
 
5
   Inspirational
Amazing story of a brilliant young man who never gave up, even when confronted with so much adversity and the people who helped and believed in him on the way.
 
5
   Very informative about life in Malawi, one of the poorest countries on earth
The highly acclaimed biography of a young Malawian boy who has to drop out of school and nearly dies in the massive Famine of 2002. He overcomes all odds and produces his own electric energy by constructing a windmill with the direction of an out-of-print textbook donated to the village library. Once relegated to a mediocre high school, the boy becomes an international sensation, TED speaker and Ivy League College graduate. Yet the most fascinating part of this book is its true-to-life insight into the challenges of village life in one of the poorest nations on Earth. I have used this book as a great introduction to life in Africa in preparation for short term mission trips to Malawi. There are also young reader and picture book versions of this book. And it is now a feature film as well.
 
5
   Amazing true story of creative genius despite crushing poverty
This is the true story of William Kamkwamba, a boy in a poor farming village in Malawi, Africa. He had to leave the school because his family could not pay the school fees and also bought food during a severe famine. But by reading a few donated science books in a library, he got the idea of building a mill to generate electricity and pump water, which would allow two crops a year instead of one. Having no money for tools or even nuts and bolts, he searched junkyards for parts to salvage. The story of William, written by him and a co-author, is amazing and inspiring.
 
5
   Fantastic Product
This book came in great condition and for me to start reading in great timing. I definitely recommend this product for anyone who needs or wants to read this book.
 
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