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Bryan Mealer

Biography

Bryan Mealer

Bryan Mealer is the author of MUCK CITY and the New York Times bestseller THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND --- written with William Kamkwamba --- which has been translated into more than a dozen languages and is the basis of a major motion picture. He’s also the author of ALL THINGS MUST FIGHT TO LIVE, which chronicled his time covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the Associated Press and Harper’s. His other work has appeared in Texas Monthly, Esquire, the Guardian and the New York Times. Mealer and his family live in Austin.

Bryan Mealer

Books by Bryan Mealer

written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer with illustrations by Anna Hymas - Autobiography, Children's Nonfiction, Education, Science, Young Adult 10+

When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land.