The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101637425
Language: en
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061937699
Language: en
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Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala—crazy—but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2012-01-19
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781101578636
Language: en
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Release: 2013-08-13
Editor: Crown
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9780307888631
Language: en
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In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds. The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables, often on the backs of roving, destitute migrants. Many of these were children who honed their skills along the field rows and started one of the most legendary football programs in America. Belle Glade’s high school team, the Glades Central Raiders, has sent an extraordinary number of players to the National Football League – 27 since 1985, with five of those drafted in the first round. The industry that gave rise to the town and its team also spawned the chronic poverty, teeming migrant ghettos, and violence that cripples futures before they can ever begin. Muck City tells the story of quarterback Mario Rowley, whose dream is to win a championship for his deceased parents and quiet the ghosts that haunt him; head coach Jessie Hester, the town’s first NFL star, who returns home to “win kids, not championships”; and Jonteria Willliams, who must build her dream of becoming a doctor in one of the poorest high schools in the nation. For boys like Mario, being a Raider is a one-shot window for escape and a college education. Without football, Jonteria and the rest must make it on brains and fortitude alone. For the coach, good intentions must battle a town’s obsession to win above all else. Beyond the Friday night lights, this book is an engrossing portrait of a community mired in a shameful past and uncertain future, but with the fierce will to survive, win, and escape to a better life.

The Book of Boy

The Book of Boy
Author: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Release: 2018-02-06
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062686220
Language: en
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A Newbery Honor Book * Booklist Editors’ Choice * BookPage Best Books * Chicago Public Library Best Fiction * Horn Book Fanfare * Kirkus Reviews Best Books * Publishers Weekly Best Books * Wall Street Journal Best of the Year * An ALA Notable Book A young outcast is swept up into a thrilling and perilous medieval treasure hunt in this award-winning literary page-turner by acclaimed bestselling author Catherine Gilbert Murdock. The Book of Boy was awarded a Newbery Honor. “A treat from start to finish.”—Wall Street Journal Boy has always been relegated to the outskirts of his small village. With a hump on his back, a mysterious past, and a tendency to talk to animals, he is often mocked by others in his town—until the arrival of a shadowy pilgrim named Secondus. Impressed with Boy’s climbing and jumping abilities, Secondus engages Boy as his servant, pulling him into an action-packed and suspenseful expedition across Europe to gather seven precious relics of Saint Peter. Boy quickly realizes this journey is not an innocent one. They are stealing the relics and accumulating dangerous enemies in the process. But Boy is determined to see this pilgrimage through until the end—for what if St. Peter has the power to make him the same as the other boys? This epic and engrossing quest story by Newbery Honor author Catherine Gilbert Murdock is for fans of Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s Tale and Grace Lin’s Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, and for readers of all ages. Features a map and black-and-white art by Ian Schoenherr throughout.

A Teen s Guide to the 5 Love Languages

A Teen s Guide to the 5 Love Languages
Author: Gary Chapman
Release: 2016-04-20
Editor: Moody Publishers
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780802493934
Language: en
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The secret to great relationships—just for teens #1 New York Times bestselling book The 5 Love Languages® has sold over 10 million copies, helping countless relationships thrive. Simply put, it works. But do the five love languages work for teens, for their relationships with parents, siblings, friends, teachers, coaches, and significant others? Yes! Introducing A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages, the first-ever edition written just to teens, for teens, and with a teen's world in mind. It guides emerging adults in discovering and understanding their own love languages as well as how to best express love to others. This highly practical book will help teens answer questions like: What motivates and inspires me? What does it mean to be a caring friend? What communicates love to my family? What is the best way to get along with the opposite sex? Features include: A straight-forward overview of the 5 love languages A profile/assessment instrument specifically geared to teens Practical examples/tips for how to apply each language in a teen’s context Graphics that drive home key concepts Teens' relationships matter, and these simple ideas will help them thrive.

Worldchanging

Worldchanging
Author: Alex Steffen
Release: 2008-03
Editor: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Pages: 604
ISBN: PSU:000066073666
Language: en
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Provides information about environmental issues and technology, ranging from the home, workplace, and community, to social, cultural, and political arenas, and offers tips and advice to promote environmentally sustainable practices.

Energy Island

Energy Island
Author: Allan Drummond
Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0606373535
Language: en
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For use in schools and libraries only. It's windy on the Danish island of Sams . Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0545591880
Language: en
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"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--

The Secret Lake

The Secret Lake
Author: Karen Inglis
Release: 2011-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 122
ISBN: 0956932304
Language: en
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A time travel mystery adventure for ages 8-11. A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake take Stella and Tom to their home and the children living there 100 years in the past. Here they make both friends and enemies and uncover startling connections with the present.

Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
Release: 2014-08-19
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781481409421
Language: en
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The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition. Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever. This middle grade edition of Pay It Forward is extensively revised, making it an appropriate and invaluable complement to lesson plans and an ideal pick for book clubs, classroom use, and summer reading. Includes an author'snote and curriculum guide.

Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox

Finn and the Intergalactic Lunchbox
Author: Michael Buckley
Release: 2021-03-02
Editor: Yearling
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780525646907
Language: en
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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Sisters Grimm and NERDS comes a new action-packed middle-grade series with aliens, robots, and kids saving the world! Finn Foley has a lunchbox, and when he opens it, weird things come out . . . like a seven-foot-tall robot and a strange, blinking device that glues itself to his chest. The lunchbox also opens wormholes--shortcuts through space--that take Finn to the farthest corners of the galaxy. Sounds awesome, right? Not so much. Rocketing through the cosmos attracts the attention of the Plague, a race of gigantic bugs. The thing on Finn's chest belongs to them--it's the most dangerous weapon in the universe--and they want it back. To fight the Plague, Finn will need the lunchbox, as well as an unlikely squad: Lincoln, the bully; Julep, the coolest girl in school; Kate, Finn's unicorn-obsessed little sister; and Highbeam, a robot spy from another galaxy. If they can learn to work together, they just might have a chance, but the bugs are coming, and they'll stop at nothing to get their weapon--even if it means destroying the world.

Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
Author: Franck Prévot
Release: 2015-01-06
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Pages: 36
ISBN: 9781580896269
Language: en
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“Trees are living symbols of peace and hope.” –Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai changed the way the world thinks about nature, ecology, freedom, and democracy, inspiring radical efforts that continue to this day.This simply told story begins with Green Belt Movement founder Wangari Maathai’s childhood at the foot of Mount Kenya where, as the oldest child in her family, her responsibility was to stay home and help her mother. When the chance to go to school presented itself, she seized it with both hands. She traveled to the US to study, where she saw that even in the land of the free, black people were not welcome. Returning home, Wangari was determined to help her people and her country. She recognized that deforestation and urbanization was at the root of her country’s troubles. Her courage and confidence carried her through adversity to found a movement for peace, reconciliation, and healing. Aurélia Fronty’s beautiful illustrations show readers the color and diversity of Wangari’s Africa—the green trees and the flowering trees full of birds, monkeys, and other animals; the roots that dig deep into the earth; and the people who work and live on the land.

Summary of William Kamkwamba s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media

Summary of William Kamkwamba   s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: Milkyway Media
Pages: 35
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Language: en
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In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (2009), Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba and journalist Bryan Mealer explain how Kamkwamba, using little more than determination and a few library books, built a windmill capable of generating electricity near his family’s home. Born in 1987, Kamkwamba grew up in a village called Masitala, which is located in the Wimbe district near the city of Kasungu… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Mali Under the Night Sky

Mali Under the Night Sky
Author: Anonim
Release: 2010-10-19
Editor: Cinco Puntos Press
Pages: 43
ISBN: 9781935955191
Language: en
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Mali Under the Night Sky, a 2011 Skipping Stones honor book, is the true story of Laotian American artist Malichansouk Kouanchao, whose family was forced by civil war to flee Laos when she was five. Before the war began, Mali lived an idyllic life in a community where she felt safe and was much loved. But the coming war caused her family to flee to another country and a life that was less than ideal. What did she carry with her? She carried her memories. And they in turn carried her across the world, sharing where she is from and all that she loves with the people she meets. Terry Hong of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program’s BOOK DRAGON, giving context to Youme’s remarkable book, said, “Today, December 7, marks the 69th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, ‘a date which will live in infamy,’… Seven decades later, infamy lives on, stealing childhoods, families, homes, lives. Now as another year comes to a close, we pray for peace … again and again … again and again … [Mali Under the Night Sky] is another hopeful, urgent prayer.” And the Midwest Book Review calls it “a soul-stirring picturebook about the difficulties faced by wartime refugees, and deserves the highest recommendation.” Youme Landowne is an energetic and joyful painter, book artist, and activist who thrives in the context of public art. Youme has lived in and learned from the United States, Kenya, Japan, Laos, Haiti, and Cuba. In all of these places, she has worked with communities and individuals to make art that honors personal and cultural wisdom, creating community murals, illustrating tiny books, and teaching poetry in schools.

My Hands Sing the Blues

My Hands Sing the Blues
Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Release: 2011
Editor: Two Lions
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0761458107
Language: en
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In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

The Chosen Prince

The Chosen Prince
Author: Diane Stanley
Release: 2015-01-27
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062248985
Language: en
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From master storyteller Diane Stanley comes a spellbinding tale, based on Shakespeare's The Tempest, of two princes—one chosen, one lost—and a mysterious girl on a magical island, all caught in a great web of destiny. On the day of his birth, Prince Alexos is revealed to be the long-awaited champion of Athene. He grows up lonely, conscious of all that is expected of him. But Alexos discovers that being a champion isn't about fame and glory—it's about sacrifice and courage. Alexos follows the course of his destiny through war and loss and a deadly confrontation with his enemy to its end: shipwreck on a magical, fog-shrouded island. There he meets the unforgettable Aria, and faces the greatest challenge of his life.

A Pictorial History of North Carolina AandT State University

A Pictorial History of North Carolina AandT State University
Author: Teresa Jo Styles,Valerie Nieman
Release: 2015-07
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1578649676
Language: en
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"The North Carolina A&T State University book reflects an impressive illustration of the broad teaching, research, and service aspects of the university. In 1891, the university began as the Agricultural and Mechanical Arts College for the Colored Race at Shaw University. As an 1890 land-grant institution--historically black colleges that were established under the Second Morrill Act--the university's purpose was to provide education in agriculture, home economics, mechanical arts, and professions relative to the era. From our humble beginnings until now, the university has adopted an uncompromising expectation of integrity and excellence among our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. A&T has historically produced socially conscious, globally prepared, and competent leaders. NC A&T remains committed to fulfilling the fundamental purposes of the land-grant university through exemplary undergraduate and graduate instruction, scholarly and creative research, and effective public service and engagement"--Provided by publisher.

Anytime Reading Readiness

Anytime Reading Readiness
Author: Cathy Puett Miller
Release: 2010
Editor: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9781934338742
Language: en
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"Your young child gets ready to read every minute of the day by interacting with you: his first and best teacher. Make the most of those minutes with Anytime Reading Readiness at home, during chores, or in the car. You'll learn how to: •Take advantage of the learn-through-play style of your preschool/kindergarten child. •Match your child's reading readiness level with easy and engaging games and activities. •Get the most out of reading a book out loud with your child. Anytime Reading Readiness respects the reading readiness level of your child. Now you can integrate early literacy activities throughout your day without stress, fuss, or pushing your child. Prepare your child to read any time. Find out more about Cathy's companion guide for educators, Before They Read, and the Home/School Literacy Partnership Set."

For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Release: 2014-01-14
Editor: Little, Brown
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780316248709
Language: en
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In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Having read For the Benefit of Those Who See, you will never see the world in quite the same way again. "In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind . . . She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity." -- Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree