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Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Thompson, Laurie Ann (Author)

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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, event... Full description

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Summary: 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.
Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN: 9780449817445 (hardcover)
044981744X (hardcover)
9780449817452 (glb)
0449817458 (glb)
Author Notes: LAURIE THOMPSON makes her picture book debut with Emmanuel's Dream .

SEAN QUALLS is the award-winning children's book illustrator of Giant Steps to Change the World by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis-Lee; Little Cloud and Lady Wind by Toni Morrison and her son Slade; and Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. Sean also created the art for Dizzy by Jonah Winter, which received multiple starred reviews and was named an ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book, and Freedom Song by Sally Walker.

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