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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
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Now a Netflix original film, this is the inspiring true story of a heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village.

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William Kamkwamba recently graduated from Dartmouth College. The original version of his memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was a New York Times Bestseller and a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He divides his time between Malawi and San Francisco, California.

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"[An] inspiring story of curiosity and ingenuity." -- Publishers Weekly

"This book will appeal to adults eager to impart an uplifting Third World human-interest story, but it is also sure to resonate with children who will simply love the curiosity, resilience and resourcefulness of this doughty African youth." -- Wall Street Journal "A powerful, gorgeously illustrated children's picture book." -- The Boston Globe "This is a dynamic portrait of a young person whose connection to the land, concern for his community, and drive to solve problems offer an inspiring model." -- School Library Journal "Zunon illustrates handsomely, with contrasting cut-paper-collage details and broad, sere landscapes painted in visibly textured oils." -- Kirkus "This picture book in accessible free verse will draw kids who love to construct their own engineering gadgets." -- Booklist Cooperative Children's Book Center's 2013 Best-of-the-year list. -- CCBC

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