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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba
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May 15, 12

bookshelves: anecdote-bio, communities, environmental, multi-cultural, multi-age, science, picture-book
Read in April, 2012

True tale of William Kampkwanga in Malawi. A devastating drought forces this teen to quit school, watch his family and villagers starve. He uses a nearby free library to continue to learn, then translates his discoveries into a wind-powered generator, bringing light and water to his people.
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