Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
ISBN: 044981744X
EAN13: 9780449817445
Language: English
Publication Date: January 6, 2015
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 0.50" H x 11.20" L x 9.30" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
Book Overview
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.