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The Resource The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas

The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas

Label
The boy who harnessed the wind
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PABRO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamkwamba, William
Dewey number
  • 621.4/53096897
  • 926/.21453096897
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • 10-14
  • 5-9
Intended audience source
  • Brodart
  • Brodart
LC call number
TJ140.K36
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Hymas, Anna
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Inventors
  • Windmills
  • aElectric power production
  • Irrigation
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Electricity & Electronics
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781984816122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088905937
  • (PWmBRO)on1088905937
  • 2916083
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; illustrated by Anna Hymas
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
Young readers edition.
Extent
293 pages
Isbn
9781984816122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1088905937
  • (PWmBRO)on1088905937
  • 2916083

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