Alicia Salazar

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind by William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, and Elizabeth Zunon

Is there a problem you can solve by using your creativity and maybe some scientific knowledge from books?

The Picture Book of the Week is The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer and illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.

About the Book:

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind is the true story of William Kamkwamba.

Here is his story in his own words:

Writing Exercise for kids:

William knew he had to do something to help his family and community. He didn’t care that people thought he was crazy. Think about a problem you need to solve in your world. Write a plan for how you would solve it.

Solve a Problem Activity

I would love to hear your stories. If you are willing to share, please send stories to

Happy Writing!

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