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Bryan Mealer

BRYAN MEALER is the author of Muck City: Winning and Losing in Football’s Forgotten Town and the New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, which he wrote with William Kamkwamba, in addition to the children’s book of the same title. He’s also the author of All Things Must Fight to Live, which chronicled his years covering the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo for Harper’s and the Associated Press. His work has appeared in the anthology Best American Travel Writing and was chosen for an Overseas Press Club Award Citation. He and his family live in Austin... Read More

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon
Dial Books | Hardcover | January 2012
$17.99/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8037-3511-8 (0-8037-3511-1)

When fourteen-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought, everyone's crops began to fail. Without enough money for food, let alone school, William spent his days in the library . . . and figured out how to bring electricity to his village. Persevering against the odds, William built a... Read more






The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer, Illustrated by Anna Hymas
Dial Books | Hardcover | February 2015
$18.99/24.99(Canada) | 978-0-8037-4080-8 (0-8037-4080-8)

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers

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... Read more






Muck City
Written by Bryan Mealer
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | August 2013
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-88863-1 (0-307-88863-0)

In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.

The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables... Read more





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