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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind chapter 1 The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , meaning The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , genre The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , book cover The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , flies The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind , The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind b3d15e3ee612b When Fourteen Year Old William Kamkwamba S Malawi Village Was Hit By A Drought, Everyone S Crops Began To Fail Without Enough Money For Food, Let Alone School, William Spent His Days In The Library And Figured Out How To Bring Electricity To His Village Persevering Against The Odds, William Built A Functioning Windmill Out Of Junkyard Scraps, And Thus Became The Local Hero Who Harnessed The Wind Lyrically Told And Gloriously Illustrated, This Story Will Inspire Many As It Shows How Even In The Worst Of Times A Great Idea And A Lot Of Hard Work Can Still Rock The World


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  1. says:

    Rating 4.5 of five 2017 UPDATE Not only is this a perfect read for the political climate prevailing today, it s got a film adaptation written and produced by, and starring, the excellent Chiwetel Ejiofor Whaddaya mean, WHO The Operative from Serenity Mordo from Doctor Strange Lola in Kinky Boots That s who The Publisher Says When fourteen year old William Kamkwamba s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone s crops began to fail Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how even in the worst of times a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world My Review Four stars for the delightful story of a young man who does NOT allow cuts in education funding caused by economic crisis to interfere with his learning, for the clear benefit clearly ascribed to the public library donated by the US Government, for the tale of a vision pursued and a piece of the world changed because of it, and for a man telling his story so that no one can feel it can t be done.The half star is all down to the lovely mixed media illos by Elizabeth Zunon The young man s face and his family s presence in soft pastels contrasted with the three dimensionality of the maize, the sun, etchow nice a counterpoint it made.My old friend Joe praised this book, so I m happy to credit him with the shove to read it My mood improved markedly after reading the book and absorbing its implication that a person can indeed change his world by simply refusing to allow negativity to stall him Mr Kamkwamba, thank you for making an old man s day brighter.


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    It s a true story An utterly inspirational story of a young boy who brought electricity to his village in Malawi at age 14 and there is so much to inspire him curiosity, ingenuity, the importance of reading and education, appreciation for the bounty we have been blessed with, what it s like to experience a famine, etc He ll also learn about science, about the culture in Africa and how hard some people have to work to eke out a living There is no graphic sex or violence I highly recommend it The amazing part of the story is that in spite of the things that we believe to be backward, William was able to accomplish something remarkable His determination to better the life of his family was so strong that he was willing to endure the ridicule of all the people around He believed what he read in library books that he essentially had to translate first, and followed the dream Our lives are so easy in comparison, it is hard to believe such a world like this exists This story gives me hope and reminds me that there are endless possibilities for those who believe especially for those who put their heart into it for the benefit of all.Would I recommend it Definitely for teenage kids Its a quick read and an appropriate book for teenage kids as there is no graphic violence or sex.


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    When his family slowly begins to starve due to the severe drought in Malawi in Africa, fourteen year old William Kamkwamba decides to do something about it Although despair over the family s situation could have overwhelmed him once he was forced to stop attending school, William used an English dictionary to help him comb through science books at the library that might help him solve the villagers need for water and for electricity The mechanically inclined young man was inspired by the picture of a windmill which seemed to offer hope for both of those needs To the junk yard, he went, sifting through the trash for pieces that might be used in designing the windmill With the help of friends, he built a windmill whose turning blades produced wind power, which he harnessed in the form of electricity Back matter includes information about the story behind the story with a photograph of the actual windmill William designed and built The oil paint and paper collage illustrations are beautiful My favorite one shows William s imagined windmill bringing water to the earth s surface so the crops are able to grow once again All those greens and blues herald the usefulness of a sustainable resource such as the wind Readers can t help but be impressed with William s ingenuity and persistence while others ridiculed him What an inspiring story


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    Description When fourteen year old William Kamkwamba s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone s crops began to fail Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library and figured out how to bring electricity to his village Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how even in the worst of times a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world.Laughed, cried, swore, and shook a fist, yet I have such faith in these younger generations


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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, tells the true story of William Kamkwamba and how his imagination and motivation helped save the small village of Malawi, Africa William was a boy who enjoyed building things and taking them apart, he wondered what made things work, and he also believed in magic William was only 14 years old when a drought hit his small village, and without water there were now crops, and without crops there was no money William stopped going to school in order to save money, but determined to find a way he visited the library that was near the village It was there that he read science books and figured out how things worked, but what caught his attention was a tall machine with blades like a fan, that not only would help catch the magic but also bring back the crops This was what his village needed and William was the right one for the job A wonderful story that will engage children in science topics, like recycling, mechanics, and climate change Accompanied by the beautiful illustrations of Elizabeth Zunon, who uses oil paint and cut out paper collage to give life to the characters.


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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a nominee for the 2013 2014 South Carolina Picture Book Award.This wonderful nonfiction book, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon, tells young William s story of life in drought ravaged Malawi Instead of accepting things as they were, William visited the village library, learned about renewable energy, and proceeded to build a windmill that would bring electricity to his village Although many people called him crazy, William persevered, and not only did he bring electricity to his small village in Malawi, but he also found a way to use wind power to pump water so that people, including his own starving family, could grow crops year round.This inspiring story is an excellent addition to lessons and conversations on the importance of renewable energy and how something we often take for granted can truly mean the world to others Even though this book is nominated for the South Carolina Picture Book Award which is promoted primarily to students in K5 through 2nd grade I would say that it should be used in upper elementary grades than any others I think they would have a greater appreciation for the vibrant language in the book 3rd 5th graders may also have much background knowledge of renewable energy resources, like wind and solar power The book s afterword will provide older readers with information about William Kamkwamba, how he saved his village, and what he s continuing to do to bring renewable energy to Africa.


  7. says:

    I really enjoyed the last twenty percent of this book It was great to see William triumph over all the challenges and finally get his education and future sorted But I struggled with the early parts of the book I am a scientist and very technically minded, but the detailed descriptions of the engineering were difficult to follow without pictures and got a tad tedious in the end.


  8. says:

    SIX WORD REVIEW Best kid tales are true ones.


  9. says:

    I think I live in oblivion when it comes to third world countries I m always so shocked to read how primitive so many people still live, when I have numerous tools to make my life easier every day It seems so simple to just provide so many modern conveniences to these peoplebut I know that it s not Government, infrastructure, and money limit so many people from enjoying the benefits of modern convenience we in developed countries enjoy I loved to read William s story, and his ability to use his own determination to learn and grow in something he was passionate about Even better, I love that now that he has formal education, he wants to return to Malawi and continue helping others I m in awe of those who choose a noble life It s funny to me now at this conference in East Africa with some of the world s greatest innovators of science and technology just outside the door, there I was in this room seeing the Internet for the first timethe most amazing thing about TED wasn t the Internet, the gadgets, or even the breakfastit was the other Africans who stood at stage and shared their vision of how to make our continent a better place p 264 Touring NYC , I began to wonder how Americans could build a skyscraper in a year, but in four decades of independence, Malawi couldn t even bring clean water to a village We could send witch planes into the skies and ghost trucks along the roads, but we couldn t keep electricity in our homes We always seemed to be struggling to catch up Even with so many smart and hardworking people, we were still living and dying like our ancestors p 276.


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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a fascinating real life story about a boy from a poverty stricken area in Africa People s crops are dying, and the already dire situation becomes even worse The boy has to quit school in order to work, which is an all to real issue for children in these poverty areas However, instead of being resigned to his fate, he instead figures out a way to bring electricity to his community, by creating a windmill out of old discarded junk We can see the use of color variation in this book to underscore the tones that the boy, and the village are feeling In the beginning, they are dark and muted which shows how bleak the situation really is However, towards the end, they brighten up, as joy is brought to the village alone with the electricity I also like to think that the bright colors not only show the joy of the villagers, but also the physical electricity too I especially like the use of lines to show the wind that we can see on the cover Spatial usage shows the openness of the African plains where William harnesses the wind It is a great visual to an even greater story


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