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

By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring precise story—which was once changed into a movie, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by means of Oprah Winfrey—is not anything in need of outstanding.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he used to be pushed aside by means of such a lot people—but now not via his mom, who taught him to arrive for his goals. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to college greater than miles every one manner, realized to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his relations, and, ultimately, grew to become a bicycle owner. He rode an unbelievable 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his strong message: incapacity isn't really lack of ability. this day, Emmanuel maintains to paintings on behalf of the disabled.

Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations supply a robust occasion of prevailing over adversity.

Includes an author's observe with additional info approximately Emmanuel's charity.

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By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring precise story—which was once changed into a movie, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by means of Oprah Winfrey—is not anything in need of outstanding.

Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he used to be pushed aside by means of such a lot people—but now not via his mom, who taught him to arrive for his goals. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to college greater than miles every one manner, realized to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his relations, and, ultimately, grew to become a bicycle owner. He rode an unbelievable 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his strong message: incapacity isn't really lack of ability. this day, Emmanuel maintains to paintings on behalf of the disabled.

Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations supply a robust occasion of prevailing over adversity.

Includes an author's observe with additional info approximately Emmanuel's charity.

Show description

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To determine extra approximately Emmanuel and his actions, together with the growth of the college he's construction for kids with and with no disabilities, please stopover at the Emmanuel academic starting place and activities Academy (EEFSA) web site at EmmanuelsDream. org. Laurie Ann Thompson is the writer of Be a Changemaker: easy methods to begin whatever That issues, a how- to steer for teenagers who are looking to switch the area. An suggest for social justice, Laurie is devoted to inspiring and empowering younger readers. Emmanuel’s Dream is her picture-book debut.

From then on, Emmanuel hopped to varsity and again, miles every one method, on one leg, by means of himself. first and foremost, not anyone may play with him. So Emmanuel stored his funds and acquired anything none of his classmates had: a brand-new football ball. in fact he might proportion it … if he may possibly play, too. Lunging and spinning on crutches his grandmother had came across for him and kicking the ball along with his stable left foot, Emmanuel earned their recognize. His new acquaintances occasionally used their lunch funds to hire motorcycles. might Emmanuel be capable to sign up for them?

While Emmanuel wasn’t serving beverages, he stored busy shining footwear. He earned cash and despatched it domestic. One morning whilst Emmanuel went to shop for shoe-shining provides, the shopkeeper concept he used to be there to beg and scolded him. Insulted, Emmanuel slammed his funds down at the counter. The shopkeeper apologized, yet Emmanuel might always remember. whilst Mama convenience grew sicker, Emmanuel went domestic to be together with her. From her mattress on Christmas Eve she instructed her son, “Be respectful, look after your loved ones, don’t ever beg.

Random apartment Children’s Books helps the 1st modification and celebrates the correct to learn. v3. 1 Contents name web page commitment / Copyright First web page concerning the writer In Ghana, West Africa, a toddler boy was once born: shiny eyes blinked within the gentle, fit lungs let loose a strong cry, tiny fists opened and closed, yet just one powerful leg kicked. most folks inspiration he will be dead, or worse— a curse. His father left, by no means to come back. yet his mom had religion. Her identify was once convenience, and she or he named her first baby Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.

Initially, not anyone may play with him. So Emmanuel kept his cash and purchased whatever none of his classmates had: a brand-new football ball. in fact he may percentage it … if he might play, too. Lunging and spinning on crutches his grandmother had came across for him and kicking the ball together with his solid left foot, Emmanuel earned their admire. His new neighbors occasionally used their lunch cash to hire motorcycles. might Emmanuel be capable of subscribe to them? His pal Godwin driven him speedy so he may stability. again and again, Emmanuel fell—hard— yet finally … he rode!

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