The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer and Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon

A boy in a drought-ravaged village in Africa wonders how things work. Teaching himself English from old science books, he builds a windmill for his village. A true story of perseverance, patience, and innovation.

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Age Range 6 - 10 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
32
Publisher
Penguin
Grade Level 1st - 5th
ISBN
9780061730337
Lexile 850
Themes