Young listeners are the perfect audience for William Kamkwamba's inspiring memoir. Speaking in accented English, narrator Korey Jackson captures the lighthearted tone as William describes his early life in a remote Malawian village. Dialogue includes friendly banter in William’s native Chichewa language. The listener can’t help but like this fair, friendly, and inquisitive teenager. In chronicling the horrific drought that brought the author’s family close to starvation and forced him to drop out of school, Jackson mirrors the mood with a more serious tone. Misery, however, inspires William. He decides to build a windmill and bring electricity to his home. Using only library books and scrapyard castoffs, he miraculously succeeds. Korey Jackson succeeds in portraying Kamkwamba as the affable and motivating young man that he is. L.T. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2015]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-5012-2799-8 $24.99 Six CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5012-2797-4 $16.99 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN 978-1-5012-2796-7 $14.99
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2015
CD ISBN 978-1-5012-2798-1 $59.97 Six CDs
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