Title Profile & Character Information

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Annotation
Forced to drop out of school when famine hits his village-which has no electricity or running water-a Malawi boy tinkers with scrap metal and builds a windmill that lights a few bulbs and catches the world's attention. A multiple pick at BEA's Librarians' Shout and Share; with a 100,000-copy first printing.

Awards
2009  Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year
2010  Alex Awards

GenreNonFiction
Biography
TopicsInventors
Teenage boys
Electricity
Power resources
Village life
SettingMalawi