The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Now in picture book form!

In 2010 I shared this post by ThinkFun co-founder Andrea Barthello introducing the incredible William Kamkwamba, better known as The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind!

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Over the past several years, William has continued his incredible journey and is completing his second year at Dartmouth University.  After a successful fundraising initiative in January, progress continues on Moving Windmills, a feature-length documentary that follows William from this early invention to present day and illustrates how imagination and ingenuity can inspire a family, a village, and a nation.  His story continues to spread, and his book has been assigned in schools, embraced by communities, and has inspired problem solvers worldwide!

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In honor of National D.E.A.R. Day (Drop Everything and Read) today, I’m thrilled to share the new picture book version of William’s story – written and beautifully illustrated for a much younger audience.  William was a young boy when his invention changed the lives of his entire community, and I love that his story will inspire early readers to seek creative new solutions to problems in the world.

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William’s books recently kicked off the “All Alexandria Reads” initiative in our local community, and he came to share his story to a crowd of eager readers of all ages.  With versions for readers of all ages, I hope this story continues to spread and inspire!

This video tells the story of how We Give Books is helping William to make a difference in his community!

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