Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I Hope This Guy's on the Level

April 20, 2011

Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea, is on the hot seat because of allegations that his book is not strictly factual—in fact, his critics say, it's a load of malarkey.

I sure hope The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba,isn't also perpetrating a fraud. I saw him speak, and I liked him.

(Kamkwamba was 14 when he found a book in the library written in English—a language he didn’t know—that told him how to make a windmill to generate electricity. Even though his family and his village thought he was nuts, he persevered until he built a windmill that would generate electricity for his house, making life incredibly easier for his family.)

Leave us one hero, please!

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