Emmanuel's Dream [hc]
The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Written by Laurie Ann Thompson & illustrated by Sean Qualls
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s inspiring true story- which was turned into a film, Emmanuel’s Gift- 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.
Includes an author’s note with more information about Emmanuel’s charity.
With this publication Random House has made a donation to the charity Emmanuel's Dream.
"This powerful and winning picture book tells the story of a young man overcoming the odds." -School Library Journal, Starred Review (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
"Working in a palette of creamy oranges, teals, and gray-blues, Qualls... provides solid visual and emotional scaffolding for the setbacks and triumphs Yeboah faced while demonstrating 'that being disabled does not mean/ being unable.'" -Publishers Weekly (Ages 4-8)
First Edition, First Printing
AR Level=4.4; Lexile Level=770