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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147510422
Pages: 304
Year: 2016
Japanese edition of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. True story of a boy growing up in an improvised, desolate central Africa. The 14 year old William Kamkwamba learned about electrical windmills at a small library, and after weeks of foraging for junk parts, he did the incredible. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006193769X
Pages: 320
Year: 2009-09-29
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.
Muck City

Muck City

Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0307888630
Pages: 344
Year: 2013-08-13
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 Boy Who Loved Words

The Boy Who Loved Words

Author: Roni Schotter
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0307983196
Pages: 40
Year: 2013-06-26
In this Parents' Choice Gold Award–winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.
Energy Island

Energy Island

Author: Allan Drummond
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374321841
Pages: 40
Year: 2011-03-01
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.
All Things Must Fight to Live

All Things Must Fight to Live

Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608196674
Pages: 320
Year: 2011-01-08
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.
The Very Quiet Cricket

The Very Quiet Cricket

Author: Eric Carle
Publisher:
ISBN: 0241129850
Pages: 32
Year: 1990
A little cricket is greeted by many different insects, but he cannot chirp a reply - then he meets another cricket.
Wind Energy

Wind Energy

Author: Amy S. Hansen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435893271
Pages: 24
Year: 2010-01-01
Explains how wind energy is generated and used, discusses wind farms and turbines, and considers its use as a renewable resource.
The Kings of Big Spring

The Kings of Big Spring

Author: Bryan Mealer
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250058937
Pages: 384
Year: 2018-02-06
"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy." — Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE "Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king... In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the author’s father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, “How'd you like to be a millionaire?” Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields, and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight. Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend, is one of the newly-minted kings of Big Spring. Loud and flamboyant, with a penchant for floor-length fur coats, Grady pulls Bobby and his young wife into his glamorous orbit. While drilling wells for Grady's oil company, they fly around on private jets and embrace the honky-tonk high life of Texas oilmen. But beneath the Rolexes and Rolls Royce cars is a reality as dark as the crude itself. As Bobby soon discovers, his return to Big Spring is a backslider’s journey into a spiritual wilderness, and one that could cost him his life. A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself. And in telling the story of four generations of his family, Mealer also tells the story of America came to be.
Toy Stories

Toy Stories

Author: Gabriele Galimberti
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129823
Pages: 112
Year: 2016-01-21
For over a year, the photographer and journalist Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries and created colorful images of boys and girls in their homes and neighborhoods with their most prized possessions: their toys. From Texas to India, Malawi to China, Iceland, Morocco, and Fiji, Galimberti recorded the spontaneous and natural joy that unites kids despite their diverse backgrounds. Whether the child owns a veritable fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, the pride that Galimberti captures is moving, funny, and thought provoking.
No Summit Out of Sight

No Summit Out of Sight

Author: Jordan Romero, Linda LeBlanc
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481432761
Pages: 368
Year: 2015-05-12
A record-setting teen mountaineer recounts the story of how he successfully climbed Mount Everest at the age of 13 and completed all seven summits two years later, describing the inspiration, training and challenging work that enabled his achievements.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

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Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Author: Marguerite Henry
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442488018
Pages: 176
Year: 2012-12-11
Joel Goss knows that Little Bub is a special colt, even though he’s a runt. And when schoolteacher Justin Morgan asks Joel to break the colt in, Joel is thrilled! Soon word about Little Bub has spread throughout the entire Northeast—this spirited colt can pull heavier loads than a pair of oxen. And run faster than thoroughbreds! This is the story of the little runt who became the father of the world-famous breed of American horses—the Morgan.
When the Wind Blows

When the Wind Blows

Author: Linda Booth Sweeney
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399160159
Pages: 32
Year: 2015
Hurrying outside with his family to fly a kite in the springtime windy skies, a young boy is surprised by changes in the weather that eventually culminate in a spring squall and a rush back home.
The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

The Boy Who Cried Fabulous

Author: Leslea Newman
Publisher: Tricycle Press
ISBN: 1582461015
Pages: 32
Year: 2004-03-15
Roger is a boy who simply can't stop smelling the roses. Can you blame him? Through his eyes the world is a wonder not to be rushed by. But his parents have an entirely different view, and they expect Roger to see things the way they do. Paired with vibrant illustrations, this cheerful tale will have children rejoicing along with Roger at all the fabulous things that await him when he steps outside. • Marvelous read-aloud! • Destined to appeal to a diverse audience.