Monday, February 8, 2016

Nonfiction Monday

Today's recommendation is: "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba  and Bryan Mealer with illustrations by Elizabeth Zunon.

When drought and famine forced 14-year-old Kamkwamba to drop out of school, he was determined to continue his education by reading in the library. It was there that he found books on science and engineering and began to dream of aiding his stricken village in Malawi.

This picture book biography for older readers is based on the New York Times best selling adult book by the same name.

Kamkwamba's writing is an elegant account of how he imagined, designed, and built a windmill out of discarded materials from local scrap yards, inspired a community, and set himself on the path to future success as a student at Dartmouth where he graduated in 2014.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love your blog. My kids favorite two books at the moment are "Finding Winnie" and "Cooking With Mr. C." Have you reviewed them? We love them Thanks. Mary

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