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Copy of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

An inspiring tale of an innovative and intelligent boy who overcomes poverty by making a windmill.

Lydia Waterden

on 17 May 2011

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Transcript of Copy of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind This is the first windmill the William made for his family. He spent hours at his local junk yard collecting suitable materials for this project This is William's family; his mother,
himself, his mentor, and his father. Maize porridge: The African’s would die without it as proven in this book when a tremendous famine occurred. For the longest time William’s family survived of a couple of spoonfuls of this per day. If it were a special occasion, they would have some boiled pumpkin leaves as well. Looking familiar? This is maize in corn form. Maize is also called Indian corn. It is usually ground up into flour and made into porridge. Malawi is the proud homeland of William.
Its about 2 1/2 hours south of the
capital city, Lilongwe. This is tobacco. William’s family needed to plant this so that they could pay of his debt. Unfortunately, it was not enough money to pay for his school thus leaving him a dropout. These are pumpkin leaves. They are usually boiled and eaten on special occasions. William’s circuit breaker. This controlled the flow of electricity. This tiny lightbulb was the only things they could get their hands on. They had one in William’s room and another in the family room. They were originally lightbulbs found in cars. I think that this book is an inspiring example
of what you can do even when people and your
circumstances are against you. William is truley an
example of perserverance, persistance, hard work,
and faith in God. This story is an inspiring tale about a boy who, with no formal education, overcomes poverty by making a windmill. A computer generated
image of the windmill
that William built with
out any instuctions. A typical house in Malawi.
If you were fortunate,
you had a tin roof! The End!!! I chose this story because I found the description
interesting and my Mom recommended it to me.
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