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

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

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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Ebook Details
Pages: 40
Size: 9.4 MB
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
Date published:   2015
ISBN: 9780449817469 (DRM-EPUB)

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Nonfiction > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Issues > Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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