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The Resource William Kamkwamba : powering his village, Kylie Burns

William Kamkwamba : powering his village, Kylie Burns

Label
William Kamkwamba : powering his village
Title
William Kamkwamba
Title remainder
powering his village
Statement of responsibility
Kylie Burns
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his family's home. He has since built his village's first drinking water pump. William's ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burns, Kylie
Dewey number
  • 621.4/53092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 7-10
  • Grades 4 to 6
LC call number
TJ140.K36
LC item number
B87 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Remarkable lives revealed
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills
  • Windmills
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Malawi
Target audience
juvenile
Label
William Kamkwamba : powering his village, Kylie Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Power and hope -- At home in Malawi -- Dare to dream -- It's only natural -- Creativity in motion -- Garbage collector -- Charging ahead -- The wind is picking up -- William on the world stage -- Seeing is believing -- Telling his story -- Lighting the way -- Shine on
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780778727019
Lccn
2016026657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951854732
  • (OCoLC)951854732
Label
William Kamkwamba : powering his village, Kylie Burns
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Power and hope -- At home in Malawi -- Dare to dream -- It's only natural -- Creativity in motion -- Garbage collector -- Charging ahead -- The wind is picking up -- William on the world stage -- Seeing is believing -- Telling his story -- Lighting the way -- Shine on
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
32 pages
Isbn
9780778727019
Lccn
2016026657
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn951854732
  • (OCoLC)951854732

Library Locations

    • Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch LibraryBorrow it
      2008 East Kiest Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75216, US
      32.714826 -96.790407
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