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Book to movie

William Kamkwamba’s 2009 memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, is his amazing account of overcoming adversity to affect change.  When William was a teenager in Malawi, drought and famine struck his country.  In the midst of incredible hardship, William taught himself the basics of electricity and invented a functioning windmill to bring electricity and water to his village.  This inspirational story was developed into a movie recently released on Netflix.  The biography is also available in its original text as well as in a young readers edition.