visión de conjunto:Reseña del editor The bestselling story of the young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village now in an accessible middle grade editionWhen a terrible drought struck William Kamkwambas tiny village in Malawi his family lost all of the seasons crops leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. The family was starving and they could hardly find money for food let alone school fees. Forced to drop out William began to explore the science books in his village library. There he came up with an idea that would change his familys life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts Williams windmill would bring electricity to his home and help his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.Retold for a middle grade audience this inspiring memoir shows how even in a desperate situation one boys brilliant idea can light up the world. Biografía del autor William Kamkwamba (williamkamkwamba.com) was born in 1987 and grew up near the village of Wimbe in central Malawi. A recent graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover New Hampshire he is a TED Fellow and IDEO Fellow and has been a speaker at conferences and universities throughout the United States and the world. His work is supported by the Moving Windmills Project a nonprofit group that funds Malawian-run rural economic development and education projects (movingwindmills.com).Bryan Mealer (bryanmealer.com) is the author of Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town and All Things Must Fight to Live: Stories of War and Deliverance in Congo and has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press and Harper's. He is also the coauthor with William Kamkwamba of the original edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind which is a New York Times bestseller and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. He lives with his family in Austin Texas.