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Kamkwamba, William 1987-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 103 publications in 15 languages and 5,770 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: TJ140.K36, 621.312136092
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The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family
Yu feng nan hai by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
William and the windmill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in Multiple languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With only a library book as his guide, 14-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a windmill in his Malawian village that changes his life forever. Using junk parts and an inexhaustible imagination, he harnesses enough energy to power a generator that saves his family from famine and resuscitates his dying farming community. An instant media sensation, the teen soon has the ability to chart a previously unimaginable future of Ivy League schools and speaking tours. But despite the help of an American entrepreneur who helps navigate his success, some changes threaten to capsize him. He was once just a kid back home, but suddenly he's a village leader. Away at school, the famous boy inventor struggles on a steep learning curve. Cameras capture both the dramatic upheavals and subtle shifts of perspective in this inspiring story of a young man facing the changes that a humble homemade windmill set in motion
21st century reading: creative thinking and reading with TEDTalks : teacher's guide 2 by Laurie Blass( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st Century Reading is built on TED Talks that help you learn English through fascinating topics, inspiring people and authentic language. The teacher's guide includes: practical guidance for delivering effective reading lessons ; useful tips for incorporating TED Talks in class ; annotated TED Talk scripts with cultural and language notes
Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life
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1 edition published in 2009 in Thai and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Research and recommendations pertaining to the management of the Second College Grant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How I built my family a windmill( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book
 
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The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope
Alternative Names
William Kamkwamba inventore e scrittore malawiano

William Kamkwamba malawischer Student und Mechaniker

William Kamkwamba malawisk författare och uppfinnare

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og opfinder

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinnar

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinner

William Kamkwamba uitvinder uit Malawi

ويليام كامكوامبا، 1987-

캄쾀바, 윌리엄 1987-

ウィリアム・カムクワンバ

カムクワンバ, ウィリアム

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The boy who harnessed the windThe boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hopeYu feng nan hai