Growing up in a country experiencing famine and hunger, William Kamkwamba dreamed of bringing something new to his village in Malawi — something he had only read of, and something which would bring the unimaginable luxury of electricity and running water to his village — a windmill. Using creativity, imagination, and the disjointed materials available, William ultimately fulfills this dream despite the criticism and doubt he experiences from some around him. This story, written by William himself, can inspire youth to dream bigger dreams, fight for them, and to do good for the world around them. William’s story embodies these themes, and will give readers a taste of the world in which he grew up.
Published 2010, William Morrow Paperbacks
The official site for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind and William Kamkwamba: http://williamkamkwamba.typepad.com/williamkamkwamba/book.html
Also available in Young Readers Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Harnessed-Wind-Readers/dp/0803740808
and Picture Book Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Harnessed-Wind-Picture-ebook/dp/B00G3L6NE2