The Boy Who Harnessed the WindBook - 2012
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DBRL_ReginaF Jul 30, 2020
The curious mind of this William Kwmkwamba was denied an education at a proper school but he had access to a library and it eventually benefited his entire community.
“I went to sleep dreaming of Malawi, and all the things made possible when your dreams are powered by your heart.”
DBRL_IdaF Feb 10, 2020
When William Kamkwamba was a young teen, famine struck his country of Malawi. His father, a farmer, did not have enough money to pay his school fees. Even as his family, and entire community, faced near starvation, William was determined to pursue what education he could. He frequented the small ... Read More »
I know a teenager who called this the most inspiring book he's ever read.
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"Using a flathead screwdriver we'd hammered out of a bicycle spoke. . . ."
"'Where did you get such an idea?' 'The library.'"
"Really, how can you drive a truck and not know how it works?"
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This is about a boy even though he was poor and because of problems with crops did not even have food to eat ,he used his mind to create something which would help his entire village .With his invention he was trying to bring light to the village with light they were able to work later so their families would be provided for.
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