Emmanuel's Dream

Emmanuel's Dream

The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Book - 2015
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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.


From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2015.
ISBN: 9780449817452
9780449817445
Branch Call Number: J 362. 4092 YEB T
Characteristics: [34] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm.
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator

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AiryIsland
Mar 12, 2016

This is a true story about a boy called emmanuel who is a disable person and who is sruggling in life,but never gives up. The author has don a very great job making a story that is educating and entertaining

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Miss_Jenn
Mar 15, 2015

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah of Ghana, at the age of 24 rode 400 miles across Ghana to further the rights of people with disability in his home country. and inspiring story, simply told for young readers.

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