Monday, February 8, 2010

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Book Review:
Here is a story of a teenage boy in Malawi, from the poorest of the poor in a rural farming community, who overcame incredible obstacles to accomplish his dreams. His parents couldn’t afford to send him to secondary school. The drought of 2002 caused a serious famine where thousands of Africans starved to death. But William loved to learn. He would borrow books from the local library and read everything he could on science. He started first tinkering with radios and fixing them for everybody.

One day he saw a light on a bicycle that worked as one pedaled. This sparked an idea. If he could use the wind to turn a dynamo he could have a light in his room. No one else had power in that rural community. It was truly amazing how he accomplished this without any proper tools or supplies!

As the word about this crazy inventive kid got out, people came from all over to see his windmill. Doors started to open for William and he has inspired the whole nation. This book will inspire anyone who cares to read his incredible story of pursuing your dreams.

Be sure to have a box of Kleenex handy for the last chapter.

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