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William Kamkwamba graduated from Dartmouth College. His memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was also adapted for young readers. (Bowker Author Biography)
Foto taget av: William Kamkwamba. Photo courtesy Howard County Library System.

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Födelsedag
1987-08-05
Kön
male
Nationalitet
Malawi
Bostadsorter
Johannesburg, South Africa
Wimbe, Malawi
Utbildning
Dartmouth College
Organisationer
Moving Windmills Project
Agent
Heather Shroder
Kort biografi
William Kamkwamba was born in 1987 and grew up near the village of Wimbe in Central Malawi. A recent graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, he is a TED Fellow and IDEO Fellow, and has been a speaker at conferences and universities throughout the United States and the world. His work is supported by the Moving Windmills Project. a nonprofit group that funds Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects. [from The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind [Young Readers' Edition], 2015]

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Independent Reading Level: 3rd-5th
Awards: none
 
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adaleecdixon | 32 andra recensioner | Apr 19, 2024 |
Slow read til end. Too detailed, but amazing achievement. KIRKUS REVIEWThe author and his collaborator have condensed the original memoir of the same name, a story of an innovative and compassionate boy coming of age during an era of extreme hardship in Malawi.This newest incarnation of Kamkwamba?s tale is as absorbing as its predecessor and still delivers with equanimity facts both disturbing and inspiring. Kamkwamba describes his early life in Masitala, a tiny rural village where, typically, large families of subsistence farmers lived in huts without electricity or running water. Until December 2000, Kamkwamba?s life reads like an African parallel to the idyllic, early-20th-century scenes in Sterling North?s Rascal: soccer with balls made from plastic bags; juicy mangoes and crunchy grasshoppers; storytelling by the light of a kerosene lamp; experiments with old radio parts; loyal friends and faithful pet. A perfect storm of deforestation, governmental changes, flooding and drought creates a sudden famine. The text does not spare readers the effects of starvation and grinding poverty on humans and animals. However, there are also many descriptions of how and why power-generating inventions work, and the passages about creating tools from almost nothing are reminiscent of Laura Ingalls Wilder?s Little House series. Against astounding odds, Kamkwamba?s eventual creation of a windmill to bring lighting to his family?s home is nothing short of amazing. Compelling and informative for a broad readership and a good addition to STEM collections. (map, prologue, photographs, epilogue, acknowledgments) (Memoir. 11-16)… (mer)
 
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bentstoker | 32 andra recensioner | Jan 26, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 5 - 9 grades

Awards: Alex Award from the American Library Association in 2010
 
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RChilds00 | 69 andra recensioner | Dec 6, 2023 |
This is an excellent children's book (possibly for 8 years and up). Told by William himself, it is a story about social injustice, science, public health, and creativity. William is a genius, he is brave, he asks questions, finds his own answers, and doesn't give up. The world needs more people like William!
 
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BerrinSerdar | 141 andra recensioner | Dec 5, 2023 |

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ISBN
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