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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
William Kamkwamba, 2007

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About My Book: William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer



William Kamkwamba Blog


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How I Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba TED Talk


Meet The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, TeacherTube


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

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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

Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 2.39.52 PM.pngBuild an Ultra-Simple Electric Generator: Wire and Spinning Magnets

Windmills: Putting Wind Energy to Work

external image Flag_of_Malawi.svgMalawi

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