Emmanuel's Dream

Emmanuel's Dream

The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Book - 2015
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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 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.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, c2015
ISBN: 9780449817445
Branch Call Number: J 921 YEB
Characteristics: [34] p. :,col. ill. ;,30 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean


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IndyPL_ChristopherB Aug 22, 2019

This story can be very encouraging for school-age kids! When reading aloud, I like to take a minute for able-bodied audience members to see how long they can stand on one foot. I ask them to imagine hopping to the door of the library, then all the way home. Continue the story, then remind them at the end that Emmanuel is still alive today and working as hard as ever to empower others!

Jul 17, 2018

True story, describes hardship of being disabled in Ghana, very inspiring.

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

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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