Introducing her interview with the co-authors of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, on Monday’s Good Morning America, Diane Sawyer said, “If you do nothing else, join us now to hear the story of a young man…who had nothing around him except a dream…”

What followed was the amazing story of William Kamkwamba, who managed to create a windmill from what he had available — tractor parts, a pair of flip flops, and a bicycle wheel — to bring electricity to his impoverished village in Malawi.

You can take a moment to watch the story here.

The authors are also scheduled to appear on the Diane Rehm Show (10/1) and CBS Sunday Morning (date not yet set), as well as live events in Chicago, Seattle (including the Public Library), San Francisco and Boston.

The book was a librarian favorite at BEA.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Retail Price: $25.99
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: William Morrow – (2009-10-01)
ISBN / EAN: 0061730327 / 9780061730320

Downloadable eBook from OverDrive.

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