Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope, The

William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a  nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.


Reviewed: 2020-02-13

Maybe because I had read the children's version, the book seemed to start off sort of slow and I kept wondering when he was going to build the windmill.  Eventually I became completely immersed in the book and William's struggles, ingenuity, and thirst for knowledge. I enjoyed learning about his culture through his story. 

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