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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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external image 51XDQQ7RZYL._SX258_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgWilliam Kamkwamba, 2007

Book Summary

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers' Edition)

A young boy in a village in Malawi, Africa teaches himself how to build a windmill to generate electricity for his family's farm that is beset by drought and poverty.

Malawi Windmill Boy with Big Fans, BBC News (October 2009

William Kamkwamba, 2007


Author Background


About My Book: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer


William Kamkwamba Blog



 Multimedia Resources


How I Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba TED Talk

Meet The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, TeacherTube

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Official Netflix Site


Malawi is a land-locked country in southeastern Africa
Malawi is a land-locked country in southeastern Africa


 Teaching and Learning Resources

Teaching Strategies from Scholastic

Discussion Questions from University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries

Teaching and Resource Guide, Boston University Libraries

Energy Makes Things Happen. Emily Morgan & Karen Ansberry. Science and Children (October 2012)

  • Learn how a simple generator transforms mechanical energy (such as wind) into electrical energy

Build an Ultra-Simple Electric Generator: Wire and Spinning Magnets

Windmills: Putting Wind Energy to Work

external image Flag_of_Malawi.svg Malawi

Malawi Country Facts, BBC News

Malawi Government and Politics


Wind turbines, Zaafarana, Egypt by Hatem Moushir
Wind turbines, Zaafarana, Egypt by Hatem Moushir

Wind Power and Wind Farms

U.S. Wind Power Finally Gets Its Sea Legs, Science Friday (September 2, 2016)

8 Countries that Produce the Most Wind Energy in the World

Solar and Wind at Berkshire East Ski Resort Charlemont, Massachusetts

  • Berkshire East is the only ski area in the world to generate 100% of its electricity from renewable energy


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