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.

Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed

Wonder Woman  Tempest Tossed
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publsiher: DC Comics
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 1779505272
ISBN 13: 9781779505279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonder Woman Tempest Tossed Book Review:

Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings-namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she's ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land. Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time-a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she's ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference. From New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak) and acclaimed artist Leila del Duca (Shutter), Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.

The Wind in the Willows

The Wind in the Willows
Author: Kenneth Grahame,General Press
Publsiher: GENERAL PRESS
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-27
ISBN 10: 9388760700
ISBN 13: 9789388760706
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind in the Willows Book Review:

A timeless and celebrated children’s classic, Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows has delighted for nearly 100 years. In the idyllic English countryside, Mole, Badger, Rat and Toad encounter adventure at every turn—whether it’s gipsy caravans, Rat’s love for the river, or Toads passion for motorcars, the loveable friends and their escapades continue to delight children and adults alike. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, and camaraderie and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames valley. With the arrival of spring and fine weather outside, the good-natured Mole loses patience with spring cleaning. He flees his underground home, emerging to take in the air and ends up at the river, which he has never seen before. Here he meets new friends like the Water Rat and Mr Toad. Toad is rich, but conceited. His motorcar obsession drives him into big trouble.

What We ll Build

What We ll Build
Author: Oliver Jeffers
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0593206770
ISBN 13: 9780593206775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What We ll Build Book Review:

From internationally bestselling and world-renowned picture book creator Oliver Jeffers comes the companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller Here We Are! What shall we build, you and I? Let's gather all our tools for a start. For putting together . . . and taking apart. A father and daughter set about laying the foundations for their life together. Using their own special tools, they get to work, building memories to cherish, a home to keep them safe, and love to keep them warm. A rare and enduring story about a parent's boundless love, life's endless opportunities, and all we need to build a together future. From celebrated author-illustrator and visual artist Oliver Jeffers comes a gorgeously told father-daughter story and perfect picture book companion to Here We Are. The perfect baby shower gift or gift for new parents! Praise for What We'll Build: "[Has] the offbeat, sweet style Jeffers' fans know and love." --Kirkus Reviews "Stroked in generous swaths of warm color and Jeffers's signature childlike scribbles . . . .. Jeffers's benediction portrays a parent who surrounds his child with love and steadies her as she learns how to bring her dreams to fruition." --Publishers Weekly

The Wind at Work

The Wind at Work
Author: Gretchen Woelfle
Publsiher: Chicago Review Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-03
ISBN 10: 1613741022
ISBN 13: 9781613741023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wind at Work Book Review:

Explaining how the wind works, what windmills have contributed to the past, and why they offer environmental promise today as a source of clean, renewable energy, this revised and updated edition offers a glimpse into all the current and historical uses for wind power. Featuring new information on wind energy technology and wind farms, new photographs, and 24 wind-related activities--from keeping track of household energy use and conducting science experiments to cooking traditional meals and creating arts and crafts--this handy resource offers kids interested in the science of energy and green technologies an engaging, interactive, and contemporary overview of wind power.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-13
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.

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.

Sounder

Sounder
Author: William H. Armstrong
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN 10: 0062105566
ISBN 13: 9780062105561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sounder Book Review:

This powerful Newbery-winning classic tells the story of the great coon dog Sounder and his family. An African American boy and his family rarely have enough to eat. Each night, the boy's father takes their dog, Sounder, out to look for food. The man grows more desperate by the day. When food suddenly appears on the table one morning, it seems like a blessing. But the sheriff and his deputies are not far behind. The ever-loyal Sounder remains determined to help the family he loves as hard times bear down. This classic novel shows the courage, love, and faith that bind a family together despite the racism and inhumanity they face in the nineteenth-century deep South. Readers who enjoy timeless dog stories such as Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows will find much to love in Sounder, even as they read through tears at times.

Nya s Long Walk

Nya s Long Walk
Author: Linda Sue Park
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 035816849X
ISBN 13: 9780358168492
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nya s Long Walk Book Review:

In this picture book companion to the bestseller A Long Walk to Water, a young South Sudanese girl goes on a journey that requires determination, persistence, and compassion. Young Nya takes little sister Akeer along on the two-hour walk to fetch water for the family. But Akeer becomes too ill to walk, and Nya faces the impossible: her sister and the full water vessel together are too heavy to carry. As she struggles, she discovers that if she manages to take one step, then another, she can reach home and Mama’s care. Bold, impressionistic paintings by Caldecott and Coretta Scott King Honor winner Brian Pinkney evoke the dry, barren landscape and the tenderness between the two sisters. An afterword discusses the process of providing clean water in South Sudan to reduce waterborne illness.

The Boy on the Porch

The Boy on the Porch
Author: Sharon Creech
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-09-03
ISBN 10: 0062207776
ISBN 13: 9780062207777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy on the Porch Book Review:

Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech's Ruby Holler will love her latest tween novel about finding family when you least expect it. When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. And, as their connection and friendship with Jacob grow, they embrace his exuberant spirit and talents. The three of them blossom into an unlikely family and begin to see the world in brand-new ways. The Boy on the Porch is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.

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.

For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 0316248703
ISBN 13: 9780316248709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Benefit of Those Who See Book Review:

"In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind....She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity."--Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Having read FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO SEE, you will never see the world in quite the same way again.

Just Mercy Movie Tie In Edition Adapted for Young Adults

Just Mercy  Movie Tie In Edition  Adapted for Young Adults
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Publsiher: Ember
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 0593177045
ISBN 13: 9780593177044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just Mercy Movie Tie In Edition Adapted for Young Adults Book Review:

The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--soon to be a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and now the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. Proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." --Salon "A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." --Booklist, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION: "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Inspiring and powerful." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM

Peace from Nervous Suffering

Peace from Nervous Suffering
Author: Claire Weekes
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1990-09-04
ISBN 10: 1101663685
ISBN 13: 9781101663684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peace from Nervous Suffering Book Review:

This classic anxiety-relief guide from the author of Hope and Help for your Nerves has brought solace to over a quarter million readers coping with panic attacks and agoraphobia. Dr Claire Weekes offers clear, concise advice to anyone suffering from anxiety: FACE: DO NOT RUN ACCEPT: DO NOT FIGHT FLOAT PAST: DO NOT LISTEN IN LET TIME PASS: DO NOT BE IMPATIENT WITH TIME It may look much too simple, but if you can truly master these four important principles, you are already on your way to rapid recovery. Written in response to great demand from both the medical and psychological communities, as well as from her own devoted readers, Dr. Weekes’s revolutionary approach to treating nervous tension is sympathetic, medically sound, and quite possibly one of the most successful step-by-step guides to mental health available.

Energy Island

Energy Island
Author: Allan Drummond
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011-03-01
ISBN 10: 0374321841
ISBN 13: 9780374321840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Island Book Review:

It's windy on the Danish island of Sams². Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

Free Thaddeus

Free Thaddeus
Author: John Gosselink
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781484400005
ISBN 13: 1484400003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Thaddeus Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Thaddeus A. Ledbetter, who considers it a duty to share his knowledge and talent with others, refutes each of the charges which have sent him to "In-School Suspension" for the remainder of seventh grade.

The Boy Who Plaited Manes

The Boy Who Plaited Manes
Author: Nancy Springer
Publsiher: Untreed Reads
Total Pages: 11
Release: 2012-04-13
ISBN 10: 161187307X
ISBN 13: 9781611873078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Plaited Manes Book Review:

When a young man mysteriously shows up in the stables of Lord Robley and demonstrates an amazing ability to braid horse manes and tails, the Lord and Lady are quite taken with his abilities and have him stay on. Sure, he doesn't speak a single word and there's truly something odd about him, but his talents at braiding are second to none. When the Lady finds herself in need of the man's skills for her own head of hair, the situation is looked upon as a bit scandalous, but nobody is prepared for the outcome that befalls them as a result. A short story.

All Boys Aren t Blue

All Boys Aren t Blue
Author: George M. Johnson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-28
ISBN 10: 0374312729
ISBN 13: 9780374312725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All Boys Aren t Blue Book Review:

In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.

Angela s Ashes

Angela s Ashes
Author: Frank McCourt,Jane Rollason
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1996-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781904720447
ISBN 13: 1904720447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Angela s Ashes Book Review:

Korean edition of a New York Times bestseller and the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ANGELA'S ASHES: A Memoir by Frank McCourt. Despite extreme poverty and desperation of his childhood McCourt recounts his early age in an affecting and uplifting voice in this luminous memoir. Translated by Kim Lucia. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.