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Picture Book Club: The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Book clubs aren’t just for grown-ups! In fact, no grown-ups are allowed at this book club just for school-age kids! This summer is all about building a better world, so we’ve selected some great titles about real people (some of them children!) who have done something amazing to make the world a better place. Children entering grades 2-5 are invited to join us for a lively book discussion and snacks.
This week’s book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon. Heroes can be any age. When William Kamkwamba was fourteen years old, living in a drought-ravaged area of Malawi in Africa, he pursued a dream to bring electricity and running water to his desperately poor village. The people in his village called him crazy, but he knew he could succeed. William’s story shows how–no matter how young you are or how huge the challenge–creativity, determination, and hard work can help save your world. Sponsored by the Friends of the William Jeanes Memorial Library. Register below or by calling 610-828-0441.