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Emmanuel's Dream : The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls


Overview - Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams.  Read more...


 
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More About Emmanuel's Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson; Sean Qualls
 
 
 
Overview
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing four hundred miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.

Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's bold collage illustrations offer a powerful celebration of triumphing over adversity.

Includes an author's note with more information about Emmanuel's charity.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780449817445
  • ISBN-10: 044981744X
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8
  • Dimensions: 11.3 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > People & Places - Africa
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Special Needs

 
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