I try, and I made it!
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.
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.
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... 👇🏼
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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 🤞🏻 📖🤞🏻
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
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.
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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.