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The boy who harnessed the wind

Author
Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon.
Format
Book
Published
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012.
Description
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Other contributors
Mealer, Bryan. Zunon, Elizabeth, ill.
Summary
"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject headings
Kamkwamba, William, 1987---Juvenile literature. Mechanical engineers--Malawi--Biography--Juvenile literature. Windmills--Malawi--Juvenile literature. Electric power production--Malawi--Juvenile literature. Irrigation--Malawi--Juvenile literature.
ISBN
9780803735118 (hardback : acid-free paper) 0803735111 (hardback : acid-free paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Education Library
Call Number
621.4 KAM
Location
Material unavailable during renovations-Use your campus ILL
Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
TJ140.K36 A3 2012
Location
Teaching Materials Center
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Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
TJ140.K36 A3 2012
Location
Juvenile
Floor
2nd Floor
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Library
East Library - Richmond
Call Number
TJ140.K36 A3 2012
Location
Juvenile
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Library
South Bend - Educational Resource Commons
Call Number
TJ140.K36 A3 2012
Location
Educational Resource Commons - Juvenile Non-Fiction
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Library
Southeast Library - New Albany
Call Number
TJ140.K36 A3 2012
Location
Reserve Desk
Floor
2nd Floor
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Southeast Library Reserves/2 hour loan, 1 renewal limit
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Asim, Sumreen