The boy who flew with the wind

October 12th, 2009 by Nathaniel Coleman AKA Jonathan Whitcomb Leave a reply »

William read whatever he could find. As a fourteen-year-old in a poor African village, he appeared least likely to become a miracle worker, regardless of his drive to learn. Tied to the chores of the family farm–school was too expensive–his appetite for education appeared to be mocked by literal and figurative starvation. What could anyone expect of him?

But the boy found Using Energy, a book about generating electricity from windmills. He became filled with a passion to supply electric light and water pumping to his village. Using scraps of wood and tree branches, he built a tower; using junk, he built a windmill. To the amazement of villagers, it worked.

And William has recently become the co-author of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, a bestselling book on His accomplishment now amazes the world.


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  1. From the back cover of the book:
    “The Boy Who harnessed the Wind is the inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used the only resources available to him to build a windmill and elevate the lives and spirits of those in his community. . . ” Al Gore, Former Vice President of the United States