The boy who harnessed the wind by Kamkwamba, William (#0453DZ6)

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The boy who harnessed the wind

by Kamkwamba, William; illustrated by Hymas, Anna
Paperback Puffin Books, 2015

$8.99

Overview
From Follett

African teenager William Kamkwamba explored science books in his village library when he was forced to drop out of school, and was able to change his family's life by creating a windmill to pump water for his family's farm.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 12/15/14
  • Horn Book Guide, 10/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/15
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 11/15/14
  • Library Media Connection, 09/01/15
  • School Library Journal starred, 11/01/14
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 02/01/15
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: January 5, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: Young readers edition.
  • Dewey: 621.4
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 293 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 20 cm
  • Tracings: Mealer, Bryan, author. ; Hymas, Anna, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-751042-2
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-751042-6
  • Follett Number: 0453DZ6
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 6.2
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.8
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 9
  • AR Quiz: 171666EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 5.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 15
  • Lexile: 860L
  • Fountas & Pinnell: P