Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a book about a young boy in Malawi Africa learning about science and changing lives in his rural village with his quest to build a windmill. The book was chosen by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga as the literary piece in the First Year Reading Experience or FYRE. Faculty and staff at UTC were encouraged to read the book and incorporate topics found in Kamkwamba’s true story for freshmen courses. The incoming 2011 freshmen were required to read The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind prior to the beginning of the fall semester. In August William Kamkwamba visited the campus. This piece features excerpts from an interview with Kamkwamba and information about a reference and research page provided by the Lupton Library at UTC.
Listen to the story.