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Mboyd28
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

I try, and I made it!

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Mboyd28
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer

This book is not only inspiring, but can also be used as an introduction to STEM and can spark ideas for projects to do in the classroom.

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Mboyd28
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a true story about co-author of the book William Kamkwamba. The story is about a time when Kamkwamba's village was struggling due to a drought. Kamkwamba discovered how to create a windmill and used scraps to build a functioning windmill that provided electricity.

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Jake_
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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What a great book about a boy helping his community by applying the things that he learned in school to build a windmill. I would definitely check this one out!

SW-T It was a good read. 7mo
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galueth28
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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Loved Williams optimism, despite his many setbacks. And super interesting all the info about life in Malawi.

#ReadingAfrica2022

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Bookwomble
The Road Taken: Poetry | Qabaniso Malewezi
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My ninth book for #ReadingAfrica2022 #Malawi 🇲🇼
I earlier compared Little Discoveries (ISBN9789996095542, not in Litsy database) with Kahlil Gibran, which was both premature and unfair, as a comparison could only result in fainter praise for Qabaniso Malewezi's short poems, which are generally very good on their own merits. A couple didn't quite land for me, a bit 'inspirational poster slogan' for me, but overall a charming and... 👇🏼

Bookwomble ... reflective little book, which I'll re-read soon. 4⭐
@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB
8mo
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The Road Taken: Poetry | Qabaniso Malewezi
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#ReadingAfrica2022 #Malawi 🇲🇼
Little Discoveries (not yet in the database) is a book of short poems by Q. Malewezi, accompanied by photographs and an eye-catching page layout. I've read the first few pages, and they give me the feel of Kahlil Gibran's aphoristic verses in Sand and Foam, which is both encouraging and high praise. I hope the quality continues through the book 🤞🏻 📖🤞🏻
@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle

DivineDiana Sounds wonderful! 8mo
Librarybelle Hope you continue to enjoy it! 8mo
Bookwomble @Librarybelle I did 😊 8mo
Bookwomble @DivineDiana Hi, Diana. As you stacked the book from my post, I thought I'd best make clear that this is a different one by the same author, as Little Discoveries isn't yet in the Litsy database (I've requested it to be added). If you're interested in the book I read, it's ISBN is 9789996095542 🙂 8mo
DivineDiana Thank you! Yes, it was your review that captured my attention! 8mo
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Cinfhen
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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A truly #FeelGoodRead that‘s full of inspiration and admiration for young William Kamkwamba. A boy with a vision to help his family & community. The descriptions of #Malawi were so evocative and I enjoyed learning about his extended family as well. I listened to the audio, which was a little difficult to follow at times but I enjoyed the melodic authentic tone of the reader. Will definitely watch the short film. #ReadingAfrica22

Cinfhen Ooops, totally forgot @TheAromaofBooks this is my March #BookSpin 9mo
Megabooks I need to get to this. I keep getting sidetracked. Listening to this now, which I had been waiting for at the library. 9mo
Librarybelle So much love for this one on Litsy! 9mo
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Cinfhen Ohhhh, that book sounds phenomenal @Megabooks 🎊🎊🎊 9mo
Cinfhen It‘s just a really nice story of perseverance and determination @Librarybelle ❤️ 9mo
BarbaraBB A feel good book, that‘s the right word! So was my most recent read for #ReadingAfrica2022, which is short and I can recommend 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 9mo
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Daisey
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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I‘ve had the young reader‘s edition of this book in my library for a while, but I hadn‘t read it yet. This past week I listened to the original audio and then flipped through the illustrations and photos in my print copy this morning. It is an inspiring story of family and hard work that also gives a real sense of place.

#ReadingAfrica2022 #Malawi #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #MsDsLibrary #Nonfiction

BarbaraBB I read the same edition. It didn‘t feel that young reader-ish! (edited) 9mo
Daisey From looking through it, I would say that it‘s much shorter and probably doesn‘t include quite as much wide ranging or technical description. The unabridged also had a section on the impact of HIV and preventative education that I don‘t think is in the YR edition. 9mo
Librarybelle Excellent - and so cool to listen to the audio and look through the images in a print edition! 9mo
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Hooked_on_books
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind | William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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A big thanks to @Texreader for putting this terrific memoir on my radar! William‘s family in #Malawi is poor but managing until the 2001 famine arrives, devastating his community and country. He ends up being unable to attend school and educates himself instead in the library, achieving marvelous things. This was so, so good.

#ReadingAfrica2022

Texreader I‘m thrilled you liked it! It‘s one darned inspirational book! 10mo
BarbaraBB Glad you enjoyed it. It is an inspiring book I think 10mo
Librarybelle So much love for this one!! 10mo
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