Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson & illustrated by Sean Qualls
Published by Schwartz & Wade Books
Prices as of Sep 26

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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780449817445
    Publication Date
    January 6, 2015
    Page Count
    40
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2014005767
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    044981744X
    Lexile® Level
    770L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    Est. ATOS® Book Level
    ~4.9

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