Written by William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer
Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
This book is based on a true story of a 14-year-old boy living in Malawi, Africa. Riddled by drought, William’s family began eating only one meal per day in hopes of prolonging the dwindling food supply. Curious about how mechanical things work, William utilized the library to learn about windmills. After gathering supplies from the junkyard, William was eventually able to build a windmill that brought electricity and water to his town. This is an amazing story of determination and perseverance! Read more >>
Originally posted on August 8, 2022.