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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Harnessing the Wind



The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon is a book about one boys dream.  The art was created by using oil paint and cut paper.  The story is a true story about William and his country, Malawi's famine.  He built a windmill out of scrap pieces and powered light bulbs for his home.  He built another windmill to water the garden so his family would have food.  It is a beautifully illustrated and heartwarming story.

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