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I would second "The Blue Sweater" and add William Kamkwamba's "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind" which tells the story of a 14 year old boy living through the drought in Malawi in the early 2000's who transformed his life and that of his village by building a windmill out of "junk" The story is much more than that though, it is a riveting tale of growing up as a young boy in a land subsistance farming that is soon racked by famine, in a family that watches the family farm fail due to no fault of their own, and a story of one boy's determination to as he says "I try, and I made it!" This is a story about much more than building a windmill, it is a story of African culture, of overcoming adversity and of the human spirit!

July 14, 2010 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )