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The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind (Young Reader's Edition)

ISBN-10: 0147510422
ISBN-13: 9780147510426
Author: Kamkwamba, William and Bryan Mealer
Illustrated by: Hymas, Anna
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group

Publication Date: January 2016

Copyright: 2015

Page Count: 304

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Interest Level

Grades 5-8

Reading Level

Guided Reading:
Lexile: 860L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.8
Accelerated Reader Points: 9.0
Grade Level Equivalent:

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 and 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.
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