For those looking for inspiration, passion and hope – THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WINDdelivers.
This book has been out for a while but it’s worth talking again about it now.
It’s the story of a young boy from the African country of Malawi who overcomes all odds to realize a dream that forever changes his life and those who live in his tiny village.
William Kamkwamba comes from a family of farmers. When a series of droughts dry up all the fields, the country is thrown into the worst famine to hit in 50 years.
Kamkwamba writes of the heartache — of witnessing how some people were forced to sell their own children for food and of how babies were trampled when meager rations were delivered. There are times when it’s almost impossible not to cry when reading The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind — his emotions are raw, the poverty is unimaginable.