The inspiring true story of a Malawi teenager who brought electricity to his struggling village–now in the ideal classroom-ready edition.
William Kamkwamba grew up in a tiny farming village in Malawi, Africa, without electricity. When a drought destroyed the crops and famine resulted, William’s family could no longer afford his school tuition. He continued to study on his own, though, painstakingly translating an English science textbook and figuring out how to build a windmill out of old bike parts and other scraps. To the wonder of his community, he brought electricity to his home, and later to his whole village–and thus water as well. Includes an eight-page insert of photographs.
304 pages, softcover, published by Penguin Young Readers.
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