Summer Reading Assignment

  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba (Young Reader's Edition) Year Published: January 2016

    Based on the experiences of a young man named William Kamkwamba, this story shows the power of ingenuity and creative problem solving.  William, seeing his village in desperate circumstances due to a drought, decides he needs to act. He learns all he can about windmills and decides to build one to support his family and community. Through this story, we will learn about the power of hope, resilience and how one person can make the world a better place.

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  • We are asking you to please provide your child with this book. This book is available to borrow in various formats through the Brewster Public Library. If anyone needs assistance getting started with accessing digital content, please have them contact the Brewster Public Library at (845)279-6421. Additionally, if students need to obtain a library card, they can apply for one here: Anyone with a library card can access this title, no holds, no waiting, using Hoopla, which provides free access for unlimited simultaneous users on any of their titles at: If you are unable to attain or purchase the book, we will have a limited number of copies available in both English and Spanish to borrow during the summer months, and you can sign it out for two weeks through the main office. There is also an assignment to go along with the book that you will find here. Please have this completed prior to returning to school in the fall.