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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind tells the story of William Kamwamba and his experiences growing up in a small village in Malawi, Africa. As a young boy, William builds a windmill to bring electricity and running water to his farm and his village with nothing more than curiosity and determination, old science textbooks, scrap metal, tractor parts and bicycle halves.


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