The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1101637420
ISBN 13: 9781101637425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 9780061937729
ISBN 13: 006193772X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala—crazy—but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do. Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy, William had a goal to study science in Malawi's top boarding schools. But in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family's farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the eighty-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died. Yet William refused to let go of his dreams. With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach, a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks, and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity—electricity and running water. Using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves, William forged a crude yet operable windmill, an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season. Soon, news of William's magetsi a mphepo—his "electric wind"—spread beyond the borders of his home, and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world. Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

Two Roads

Two Roads
Author: Joseph Bruchac
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN 10: 0735228884
ISBN 13: 9780735228887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Roads Book Review:

A boy discovers his Native American heritage in this Depression-era tale of identity and friendship by the author of Code Talker It's 1932, and twelve-year-old Cal Black and his Pop have been riding the rails for years after losing their farm in the Great Depression. Cal likes being a "knight of the road" with Pop, even if they're broke. But then Pop has to go to Washington, DC--some of his fellow veterans are marching for their government checks, and Pop wants to make sure he gets his due--and Cal can't go with him. So Pop tells Cal something he never knew before: Pop is actually a Creek Indian, which means Cal is too. And Pop has decided to send Cal to a government boarding school for Native Americans in Oklahoma called the Challagi School. At school, the other Creek boys quickly take Cal under their wings. Even in the harsh, miserable conditions of the Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, he begins to learn about his people's history and heritage. He learns their language and customs. And most of all, he learns how to find strength in a group of friends who have nothing beyond each other.

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh
Author: Helen Rutter
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN 10: 1338652281
ISBN 13: 9781338652284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh Book Review:

When life is funny, make some jokes about it. Billy Plimpton has a big dream: to become a famous comedian when he grows up. He already knows a lot of jokes, but thinks he has one big problem standing in his way: his stutter. At first, Billy thinks the best way to deal with this is to . . . never say a word. That way, the kids in his new school won’t hear him stammer. But soon he finds out this is NOT the best way to deal with things. (For one thing, it’s very hard to tell a joke without getting a word out.) As Billy makes his way toward the spotlight, a lot of funny things (and some less funny things) happen to him. In the end, the whole school will know -- If you think you can hold Billy Plimpton back, be warned: The joke will soon be on you!

William Kamkwamba

William Kamkwamba
Author: Kylie Burns
Publsiher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2016-09
ISBN 10: 9780778726906
ISBN 13: 0778726908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

William Kamkwamba Book Review:

Imagine your family had to choose between sending you to school or having enough food to eat. This book tells how William Kamkwamba was forced to drop out of his school in Wimbe, Malawi, when a famine struck his village and his family, who relied on farming, could no longer afford his tuition fee. Instead of giving up on his education, William visited his local library often. It was here that he read a book about wind power. At the age of 14, William used what he learned from the book to build a windmill that brought power to his familys home. He has since built his villages first drinking water pump. Williams ingenuity, perseverance, and initiative are an inspiration to many people around the world.

Odyssey

Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1891
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HW21W0
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Candide

Candide
Author: Voltaire Voltaire
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2016-04-02
ISBN 10: 1681959526
ISBN 13: 9781681959528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candide Book Review:

Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.

Mindstorms

Mindstorms
Author: Seymour A. Papert
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 154167510X
ISBN 13: 9781541675100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindstorms Book Review:

In this revolutionary book, a renowned computer scientist explains the importance of teaching children the basics of computing and how it can prepare them to succeed in the ever-evolving tech world. Computers have completely changed the way we teach children. We have Mindstorms to thank for that. In this book, pioneering computer scientist Seymour Papert uses the invention of LOGO, the first child-friendly programming language, to make the case for the value of teaching children with computers. Papert argues that children are more than capable of mastering computers, and that teaching computational processes like de-bugging in the classroom can change the way we learn everything else. He also shows that schools saturated with technology can actually improve socialization and interaction among students and between students and teachers. Technology changes every day, but the basic ways that computers can help us learn remain. For thousands of teachers and parents who have sought creative ways to help children learn with computers, Mindstorms is their bible.

All Things Must Fight to Live

All Things Must Fight to Live
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-08
ISBN 10: 1608196674
ISBN 13: 9781608196678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Things Must Fight to Live Book Review:

In All Things Must Fight to Live, Bryan Mealer takes readers on a harrowing two-thousand mile journey through Congo, where gun-toting militia still rape and kill with impunity. Amidst burnt-out battlefields where armies still wrestle for control, into the dark corners of the forests, and along the high savanna, where thousands have been slaughtered and quickly forgotten, Mealer searches for signs that Africa's most troubled state will soon rise from ruin. At once illuminating and startling, All Things Must Fight to Live is a searing portrait of an emerging country facing unimaginable upheaval and almost impossible odds, as well as an unflinching look at the darkness that continues to exist in the hearts of men. It is non-fiction at its finest-powerful, moving, necessary.

Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education
Author: John Dewey
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-27
ISBN 10: 0486122069
ISBN 13: 9780486122069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Education Book Review:

DIVThe distinguished educator and philosopher discusses his revolutionary vision of education, stressing growth, experience, and activity as factors that promote a democratic character in students and lead to the advancement of self and society. /div

The Effects of Nuclear Weapons

The Effects of Nuclear Weapons
Author: United States. Defense Atomic Support Agency,United States. Dept. of Defense
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 730
Release: 1962
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112000671526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307888630
ISBN 13: 9780307888631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muck City Book Review:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

The Crowd

The Crowd
Author: Gustave Le Bon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 219
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105004881459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The French Revolution

The French Revolution
Author: Thomas Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 681
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112118497467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Roadside Picnic

Roadside Picnic
Author: Arkady Strugatsky,Boris Strugatsky
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-05
ISBN 10: 1613743440
ISBN 13: 9781613743447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roadside Picnic Book Review:

Red Schuhart is a stalker, one of those young rebels who are compelled, in spite of extreme danger, to venture illegally into the Zone to collect the mysterious artifacts that the alien visitors left scattered around. His life is dominated by the place and the thriving black market in the alien products. But when he and his friend Kirill go into the Zone together to pick up a "full empty," something goes wrong. And the news he gets from his girlfriend upon his return makes it inevitable that he'll keep going back to the Zone, again and again, until he finds the answer to all his problems. First published in 1972, "Roadside Picnic" is still widely regarded as one of the greatest science fiction novels, despite the fact that it has been out of print in the United States for almost thirty years. This authoritative new translation corrects many errors and omissions and has been supplemented with a foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin and a new afterword by Boris Strugatsky explaining the strange history of the novel's publication in Russia.

Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me
Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publsiher: One World
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-07-14
ISBN 10: 0679645985
ISBN 13: 9780679645986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Between the World and Me Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Emblemata

Emblemata
Author: Andrea Alciati
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105019209480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emblemata Book Review:

Recognition of the great importance in Renaissance culture of the versatile and complex form of the emblem is increasingly widespread. This series aims to satisfy the needs of those who require access to texts in an edition as close to the original as possible.

Born to Read

Born to Read
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0375846875
ISBN 13: 9780375846878
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Born to Read Book Review:

A little boy named Sam discovers the many unexpected ways in which a love of reading can come in handy, and sometimes even save the day.

Political Parties

Political Parties
Author: Robert Michels
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 434
Release: 1915
ISBN 10: 9781412831161
ISBN 13: 1412831164
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Magic of Thinking Big

The Magic of Thinking Big
Author: David J. Schwartz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-12-02
ISBN 10: 0698198581
ISBN 13: 9780698198586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magic of Thinking Big Book Review:

The timeless and practical advice in The Magic of Thinking Big clearly demonstrates how you can: Sell more Manage better Lead fearlessly Earn more Enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life With applicable and easy-to-implement insights, you’ll discover: Why believing you can succeed is essential How to quit making excuses The means to overcoming fear and finding confidence How to develop and use creative thinking and dreaming Why making (and getting) the most of your attitudes is critical How to think right towards others The best ways to make “action” a habit How to find victory in defeat Goals for growth, and How to think like a leader "Believe Big,” says Schwartz. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief. Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success. Remember this, too! Big ideas and big plans are often easier -- certainly no more difficult - than small ideas and small plans."