The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Young Readers Edition)

ISBN-10: 0803740808
ISBN-13: 9780803740808
Author: Kamkwamba, William
Illustrated by: Hymas, Anna
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: February 2015

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 304

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Interest Level

Grades 5-8

Reading Level

Lexile: 860L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Technology / Electricity & Electronics

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.