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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-05
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781101637425
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Summary : 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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09-29
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 006193769X
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Summary : 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.

Muck City

Muck City
  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-13
  • Total pages :322
  • ISBN : 9780307888631
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Summary : Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

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
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-26
  • Total pages :35
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : 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.

All Things Must Fight to Live

All Things Must Fight to Live
  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-01-08
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9781608196678
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Summary : In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest-powerful, moving, necessary.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP
  • Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-10-13
  • Total pages :442
  • ISBN : 9780061884986
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Summary : William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a land withered by drought and hunger, a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills and dreamed of building one that would bring his family electricity and running water, luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford. He used scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves to forge a crude machine that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second windmill turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine looming with every season. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those on an entire continent.

What We'll Build

What We'll Build
  • Author : Oliver Jeffers
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9780593206775
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Summary : From internationally bestselling and world-renowned picture book creator Oliver Jeffers comes the companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are! What shall we build, you and I? Let's gather all our tools for a start. For putting together . . . and taking apart. A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work, building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and love to keep them warm. A rare and enduring story about a parent's boundless love, life's endless opportunities, and all we need to build a together future. From celebrated author-illustrator and visual artist Oliver Jeffers comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and perfect picture book companion to Here We Are. The perfect baby shower gift or gift for new parents! Praise for What We'll Build: "[Has] the offbeat, sweet style Jeffers' fans know and love." --Kirkus Reviews "Stroked in generous swaths of warm color and Jeffers's signature childlike scribbles . . . .. Jeffers's benediction portrays a parent who surrounds his child with love and steadies her as she learns how to bring her dreams to fruition." --Publishers Weekly

The Kings of Big Spring

The Kings of Big Spring
  • Author : Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-06
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9781250058935
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Summary : "Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy." — Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE "Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king... In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the author’s father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, “How'd you like to be a millionaire?” Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields, and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight. Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend, is one of the newly-minted kings of Big Spring. Loud and flamboyant, with a penchant for floor-length fur coats, Grady pulls Bobby and his young wife into his glamorous orbit. While drilling wells for Grady's oil company, they fly around on private jets and embrace the honky-tonk high life of Texas oilmen. But beneath the Rolexes and Rolls Royce cars is a reality as dark as the crude itself. As Bobby soon discovers, his return to Big Spring is a backslider’s journey into a spiritual wilderness, and one that could cost him his life. A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself. And in telling the story of four generations of his family, Mealer also tells the story of America came to be.

My Hands Sing the Blues

My Hands Sing the Blues
  • Author : Jeanne Walker Harvey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 0761458107
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Summary : 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.

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea

Solving the Puzzle Under the Sea
  • Author : Robert Burleigh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-05
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 9781481416009
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Summary : "This illustrated biography shares the story of female scientist, Marie Tharp, a pioneering woman scientist and the first person to ever successfully map the ocean floor"--

Whoosh!

Whoosh!
  • Author : Chris Barton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781607346401
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Summary : A cool idea with a big splash You know the Super Soaker. It’s one of top twenty toys of all time. And it was invented entirely by accident. Trying to create a new cooling system for rockets, impressive inventor Lonnie Johnson instead created the mechanics for the iconic toy. A love for rockets, robots, inventions, and a mind for creativity began early in Lonnie Johnson’s life. Growing up in a house full of brothers and sisters, persistence and a passion for problem solving became the cornerstone for a career as an engineer and his work with NASA. But it is his invention of the Super Soaker water gun that has made his most memorable splash with kids and adults.

Be a Maker

Be a Maker
  • Author : Katey Howes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-05
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781541546844
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Summary : How many things can you make in a day? A tower, a friend, a change? Rhyme, repetition, and a few seemingly straightforward questions engage young readers in a discussion about the many things we make—and the ways we can make a difference in the world. This simple, layered story celebrates creativity through beautiful rhyming verse and vibrant illustrations with a timely message.

Unbroken

Unbroken
  • Author : Laura Hillenbrand
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-04-25
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780385742528
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Summary : Louis Zamperini, a clever young delinquent turned Olympic runner, became an airman when the war came. In 1943 his plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, where sharks, a sinking raft, thirst, starvation, and enemy aircraft, tested his will and endurance.

Bomb

Bomb
  • Author : Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-09-04
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9781596438613
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Summary : In December of 1938, a chemist in a German laboratory made a shocking discovery: When placed next to radioactive material, a Uranium atom split in two. That simple discovery launched a scientific race that spanned 3 continents. In Great Britain and the United States, Soviet spies worked their way into the scientific community; in Norway, a commando force slipped behind enemy lines to attack German heavy-water manufacturing; and deep in the desert, one brilliant group of scientists was hidden away at a remote site at Los Alamos. This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People's Literature. Bomb is a 2012 Washington Post Best Kids Books of the Year title. Bomb is a 2013 Newbery Honor book.

A Different Pond

A Different Pond
  • Author : Bao Phi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781515807124
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Summary : A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

Exam Prep for: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Exam Prep for: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Ada's Violin

Ada's Violin
  • Author : Susan Hood
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-05-03
  • Total pages :40
  • ISBN : 9781481430951
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Summary : A town built on a landfill. A community in need of hope. A girl with a dream. A man with a vision. An ingenious idea.

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library

Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library
  • Author : Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-10-06
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781536220636
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Summary : “A must-read for a deeper understanding of a well-connected genius who enriched the cultural road map for African Americans and books about them.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Amid the scholars, poets, authors, and artists of the Harlem Renaissance stood an Afro–Puerto Rican named Arturo Schomburg. This law clerk’s passion was to collect books, letters, music, and art from Africa and the African diaspora and bring to light the achievements of people of African descent through the ages. A century later, his groundbreaking collection, known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, has become a beacon to scholars all over the world. In luminous paintings and arresting poems, two of children’s literature’s top African-American scholars track Arturo Schomburg’s quest to correct history.

Danza!

Danza!
  • Author : Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-08-22
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781683351108
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Summary : Award-winning author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh tells the story of Amalia Hernández, dancer and founder of El Ballet Folklórico de México. Published in time for the 100th anniversary of Hernández’s birth, Danza! is the first picture book about the famous dancer and choreographer. Danza! is a celebration of Hernández’s life and of the rich history of dance in Mexico. As a child, Amalia always thought she would grow up to be a teacher, until she saw a performance of dancers in her town square. She was fascinated by the way the dancers twirled and swayed, and she knew that someday she would be a dancer, too. She began to study many different types of dance, including ballet and modern, under some of the best teachers in the world. Hernández traveled throughout Mexico studying and learning regional dances. Soon she founded her own dance company, El Ballet Folklórico de México, where she integrated her knowledge of ballet and modern dance with folkloric dances. The group began to perform all over the country and soon all over the world, becoming an international sensation that still tours today. Duncan Tonatiuh’s picture books have been honored with many awards and accolades, including the Pura Belpré Award, the Robert F. Sibert Award, and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award. With Tonatiuh’s distinctive Mixtec-inspired artwork and colorful drawings that seem to leap off the page, Danza! will enthrall and inspire young readers with the fascinating story of this important dancer and choreographer.

For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See
  • Author : Rosemary Mahoney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-14
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9780316248709
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Summary : "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 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.

When God Made Light

When God Made Light
  • Author : Matthew Paul Turner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-02-13
  • Total pages :48
  • ISBN : 9781601429216
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Summary : From the author and illustrator of the best-selling When God Made You comes a new illuminating message about God's design affirming young readers. 'Let there be light!' that's what God said. And light began shining and then started to spread." Wild and creative illustrations from top children's illustrator David Catrow pair with Matthew Paul Turner's lyrical verse in this message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. This light radiates, chasing away the shadows, providing the wonder and fun of stargazing or firefly chasing. Most important, this light appears in each child--an inner God-given spark that grows and will be used to change the world.