Emmanuel's Dream

Emmanuel's Dream

The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Book - 2015 | First edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780449817445
044981744X
9780449817452
0449817458
Call Number: j BIO Facts 362.4 YEBOAH 2015
Characteristics: 1 volume (various paging) : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean - Illustrator

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Inspirational story of a boy who cycled across Ghana with only one leg.

Born in Ghana with a deformed left leg, Emmanuel hopped to school, 2 miles and back, because he believed "that being disabled does not mean being unable." When he got a bicycle, his determination grew, and he set off to bike across Ghana to raise awareness for differently abled people.

Born in Ghana with a deformed left leg, Emmanuel hopped to school, 2 miles and back, because he believed "that being disabled does not mean being unable." When he got a bicycle, his determination grew, and he set off to bike across Ghana to raise awareness for differently abled people.

One leg - many dreams. With encouragement from his mother, Emmanuel doesn't let his disability stop him from hopping the two miles to school, playing soccer with friends, or bicycling across Ghana to tell people that disability is not inability.


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rumrunner1971 Oct 11, 2020

Great title- " Emmanuel's Dream" The True Story Of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah. Author Laurie A. Thompson with Illustrations by Sean Qualls. I recognized actions taking by Emmanuel within the picture book story. Emmanuel was not taught to make excuses such as his deformed leg by birth and not to allow his disability to keep he from his dreams . In the story, Emmanuel becomes a cyclist. This picture is great for children in the 4th grade with a Lexile level of 750-770.

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Runarace1
Jul 31, 2020

Ghana, West Africa - I listened to about 3 min of the book and it was fine!

IndyPL_ChristopherB Aug 22, 2019

This story can be very encouraging for school-age kids! When reading aloud, I like to take a minute for able-bodied audience members to see how long they can stand on one foot. I ask them to imagine hopping to the door of the library, then all the way home. Continue the story, then remind them at the end that Emmanuel is still alive today and working as hard as ever to empower others!

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sandeep_12
Jul 17, 2018

True story, describes hardship of being disabled in Ghana, very inspiring.

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AiryIsland
Mar 12, 2016

This is a true story about a boy called emmanuel who is a disable person and who is sruggling in life,but never gives up. The author has don a very great job making a story that is educating and entertaining

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Miss_Jenn
Mar 15, 2015

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah of Ghana, at the age of 24 rode 400 miles across Ghana to further the rights of people with disability in his home country. and inspiring story, simply told for young readers.

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