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Emmanuel's dream : the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

by Thompson, Laurie Ann,

Format: Print Book 2015
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Summary
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was born in Ghana with a severely deformed leg, but with boundless self-determination, he became a world-renowned athlete and activist. In the beginning of her straightforward, free-verse text, Thompson only lightly touches on what it's like for disabled people in Ghana: Most people thought he would be useless, or worse / a curse. But most of Emmanuel's childhood is characterized by discrimination. When he tries to find work to support his sickly single mother, most people told him to go out and beg / like the other disabled people did. Stalwart Emmanuel, however, is resolute about making a difference, and he obtains a bicycle to travel around Ghana, nearly 400 miles in 10 days, to prove just how capable disabled people can be. Qualls' illustrations simple line drawings and stylish, expressive figures filled with layers of rich, warm color on pale, thickly painted backgrounds capture Emmanuel's triumphs beautifully. An author's note describes Emmanuel's activism in more detail, particularly the Persons with Disabilities Act, passed in Ghana following his bike ride.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thompson (Be a Changemaker) presents a warm, matter-of-fact overview of the life of Emmanuel Ofofu Yeboah, born in Ghana in 1977: "Two bright eyes blinked in the light,/ two healthy lungs let out a powerful cry,/ two tiny fists opened and closed,/ but only one strong leg kicked." Even before Thompson arrives at Yeboah's efforts to change attitudes about physical disabilities through a cross-Ghana bicycle ride (the subject of a 2005 documentary, Emmanuel's Gift), his determination to be seen for who he is-and not just for his disability-is made crystal clear. As a child, he "hopped to school and back,/ two miles each way," and at age 13 he traveled to Accra on his own to support his family after his mother fell ill. Working in a palette of creamy oranges, teals, and gray-blues, Qualls (The Case for Loving) provides solid visual and emotional scaffolding for the setbacks and triumphs Yeboah faced while demonstrating "that being disabled does not mean/ being unable." Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Jan.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Yeboah, Emmanuel Ofosu, -- 1977- -- Juvenile literature.
Yeboah, Emmanuel Ofosu, -- 1977-
People with disabilities -- Ghana -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Cyclists -- Ghana -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
People with disabilities -- Ghana -- Biography.
Cyclists -- Ghana.
Ghana -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Ghana -- Biography.
Biographies.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Contributors Qualls, Sean, illustrator.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9780449817445
044981744X
9780449817452
0449817458
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