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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Picture Book Edition)

ISBN-10: 0803735111
ISBN-13: 9780803735118
Author: Kamkwamba, William and Bryan Mealer
Illustrated by: Zunon, Elizabeth
Interest Level: 1-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: January 2012

Copyright: 2012

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades 1-3

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 850L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
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BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Africa

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Experiments & Projects

When 14 year old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by drought, everyone's crops began to fail. With no money for food or 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.