Emmanuel's Dream

Emmanuel's Dream The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Hardback (05 Feb 2015)

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780449817445
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Imprint: Schwartz & Wade Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.4092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6559
Weight: 478g
Height: 242mm
Width: 297mm
Spine width: 13mm