The Wind at His Back: William Kamkwamba's inspiring memoir, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (publishes on 9/29), is receiving glowing advance reviews from notable names. I personally love this book, so I'm excited to see others enjoying it as well.
A few reviews of note:"The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used the only resources available to him to build a windmill and elevate the lives and spirits of those in his community. William Kamkwamba's achievements with wind energy should serve as a model of what one person, with an inspired idea, can do to tackle the crisis we face. His book tells a moving and exciting story."
"” Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate
"This is an amazing, inspiring, and heartwarming story! It's about harnessing the power not just of the wind but of imagination and ingenuity. Those are the most important forces we have for saving the planet. William Kamkwamba is a hero for our age."
"” Walter Isaacson, author, Einstein: His Life and Universe
"This book traveled with me from Copenhagen to San Francisco to the South Fork of the Flathead and tells the story of how the battle for saving our planet and meeting the needs of humanity will be won by individuals like William Kamkwamba. His determination to improve his corner of the world is a testament to the power of a dream and the freedom that comes from accomplishing a sustainable way of life. Read this book, act on its message and pass it on."
"”Carter Roberts, President & CEO, WWF
Moving and Shaking: Media and Culture: An Introduction to Mass Communication is dominating our Movers and Shakers list today. Chalk this one up to Textbooks season.