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Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah / by Laurie Ann Thompson ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.

Thompson, Laurie Ann, (author.). Qualls, Sean, (illustrator.).

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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford CHILDREN HV 3013 .Y43 T56 2015 (Text to phone) 32545070257429 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

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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.
Subject: Yeboah, Emmanuel Ofosu, 1977- > Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities > Ghana > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Cyclists > Ghana > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Ghana > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Yeboah, Emmanuel Ofosu, 1977-
People with disabilities > Ghana > Biography.
Cyclists > Ghana.
Ghana > Biography.

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Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
by Thompson, Laurie Ann; Qualls, Sean (Illustrator)
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Emmanuel's Dream: the True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah


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.

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