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"The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind," is the true story of a 14 year old Malawian William Kamkwamba. Forced to leave school due to famine, William continued to educate himself using the small selection of books at his local library. Armed with only 1 book about energy and a desire to help his family have light and water, Kamkwamba began to build a windmill. William's determination goes on to help others in his village and eventually he is able to go back to school.
I enjoy reading books about Africa and William's amazing story has taught me a lot about his country. From the belief in magic to the importance of agriculture, Kamkwamba and co-author Bryan Mealer paint a vivid picture of life in Malawi including the housing, schooling and food. Reading about William gives hope to other young people in Africa, that they too can gain an education and help themselves out of poverty. An inpirational read - recommended.