this is a reprint of the Gizmodo Post.
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Read all about it: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
I don't normally do book reports. Never did them before; not about to start now. However, this story is just too cool not to share. "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" is the story of an impoverished teen in Africa who took a pile of junk — engine parts, a bicycle wheel, PVC pipe, and more to create a windmill.
14-year-old William Kamkwamba from Malawi picked through junkyards and backyards and got ideas and instruction from borrowed textbooks to learn how to build a wind-powered generator not only for himself, but for his entire village. People in his village teased him about the project, but this real-life Don Quixote kept tilting at his windmill. A video of William's story is here.
What do you think — should we start a DVICE book club?