Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind--Give away

It must be about a year ago now, that I saw a link to this book trailer on Twitter:

I can't believe it's been a year since then, people, where has the time gone?

William Kamkwamba's story touched me so deeply, I knew I needed to read his story. I got a copy of the book, and then lent it to a friend, who read it and returned it to me. I have read pieces of it since then. Only pieces.

So, why did I agree to participate in a TLC tour for the book? Well, because I think it's an important book and so I was going to finish it, of course. In fact, I was so going to finish it that I now have two copies of the book. Now they can make babies.

I am making this book part of our homeschool curriculum for this year, so I'll be finishing it with my kids this fall--

Wait a sec. Babies??? Good Lord! If my two books can make babies I'm in serious trouble, I don't have any extra bookshelf space! I obviously need to split up this happy couple before a population explosion occurs, so who wants a copy? How could you not want a copy, after watching that trailer?

If you'd like my gently-used advance reader copy, leave me a comment with your contact info and why you'd like to read it and I'll send it out to somebody. If they get it read and reviewed before I finish it, I'll eat the other copy.

Want to read an actual review of the book? Try Books By Their Cover, Chick With Books, Book Club Classics!, Find Your Next Book Here, The Zen Leaf, Eclectic/Eccentric or Reviews from the Heart


  1. I'm reading this book now and really enjoying it. And I love your idea of including it in your curriculum this year - I think there's a lot that can be learned from it!

    Thanks for being a part of the book tour. :)

    (no need to enter me)

  2. I am really interested in this book as it shows that someone who is only 14 years old can achieve. In the local high school where I taught, there is about a 45% dropout rate before they would have graduated. It is hoped that by reading this book, I can share with our students how this kid made it.

    Thank you,


  3. I want a copy! I've had this on the tbr so long - maybe I should nom it for our bookclub. My turn to select is coming soon, I think...
    bkclubcare AT gmail.

  4. I saw your post on Bermudaonion. I would love to read this book! Thanks! Staciele(at)netins(dot)net

  5. Hello

    Awesome blog, great write up, thank you!

  6. Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you