The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Week 1

Welcome to Week 1 of the Online Book Club discussion of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.

The Online Book Club, if you've never joined us before, is a book discussion group that takes place entirely online. Each week, I write a new blog post that talks about different aspects of the book, and you can interact directly with me and other readers by leaving your comments. Check back each week and see what new topics we're talking about.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the true story of William Kamkwamba, a boy from Malawi who used an old book from the library to construct windmills for his village. These windmills brought electricity and irrigation to his village. It's a very inspirational story, so make sure to check it out. 

If you want to follow along with us but you aren't interested in reading the book, you can always watch the movie version on Netflix. Check out the trailer above if you want to get a feel for the movie. Feel free to still leave comments on the blog posts, even if you're only watching the movie and not reading the book.

We'll read the first 5 chapters for next week, so make sure to read those before checking the next blog post! I can't wait to hear your thoughts in the comments!