At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life. Saw a need. Driven to learn, he read. Ignored those who said he couldn't. His amazing journey is now journey detailed in the new book, "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind."
Omg you need to WATCH THIS TED TALK RIGHT NOW It’s (almost entierly non-problematic) feminist: yes It talks about social ques given to children through kid’s movies and the whole Magical Quest trope: yes It talks about raising boys to respect women in a way that’s not just chilvarly: yes It’s written by a man: yes
Psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Norman Doidge talks about an astonishing new science called neuroplasticity, which is overthrowing the centuries-old notion that the human brain is immutable. His new book, "The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories Of Personal Triumph From The Frontiers Of Brain Science" will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, and human potential.
We Give Books is a new digital initiative that "combines the joy of reading with the power of helping others." Their FREE website enables anyone with access to the internet to put books in the hands of children, simply by reading online. For every book you read online, they donate a book to a leading literacy group on your behalf. The more you read, the more they give!