Summary: In 1892, Bryan Mealer's great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history.
Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 MEA
Summary: Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach, and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history, and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades.
Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Archetype 2012
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 796.332 MEA
Summary: "When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2012
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Summary: A true story of tenacity and imagination describes how an African teenager built a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his home and his village, improving life for himself and his neighbors.
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2010
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 621.453 KAM
Summary: An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.
Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2009