Emmanuel's Dream

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Emmanuel's Dream

The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

By Laurie Thompson; Sean Qualls (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780449817445, 40pp.

Publication Date: January 6, 2015

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.

About the Author
Laurie Elmore Thompson is a published author, inspirational speaker, Bible teacher, singer, and songwriter. She and her husband, Kevin, reside in Anderson, SC along with their three children.

Sean Qualls received a Coretta Scott King Honor award for his illustrations in Before John Was a Jazz Giant by Carole Boston Weatherford, and has published many other acclaimed books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family. Visit his website at www.seanqualls.com.