Middle Years Book Club is back!

'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer


Get together with a group of your peers to explore the inspiring story of 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.' This true story features the main character, William, who faced significant challenges but found hope in his village library which led to his amazing creation that would turn this ordinary teenager into a hero.

Here's what you need to know:

  • When: Book Club will meet on Tuesdays in May from 2:00 to 3:00 PM; May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
  • Where: Online on the Teams platform
  • Who: Open for students in grades 6-9
  • Teachers: Miss. Ives and Mrs. Boyd will be running this Club
  • How: Sign up by emailing Miss. Ives (see below)

How do I sign up?

Sign up to join our online middle years Book Club today by emailing Miss. Ives at stephanie.ives@sunwestsd.ca. Be sure to include your first and last name, grade, and email address when signing up. The deadline to sign up is by end of day on Thursday May 5, 2022.

When you submit your sign up, Miss. Ives and Mrs. Boyd will help you track down a copy of the book so you have one before the first Club meet-up; there are hardcopy options as well as online copies to access.

“A true story of survival against the odds.”

Synopsis: "When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba’s Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone’s crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library...and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps, and thus became the local hero who harnessed the wind.

Lyrically told and gloriously illustrated, this story will inspire many as it shows how – even in the worst of times – a great idea and a lot of hard work can still rock the world."