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Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Contributor(s): Thompson, Laurie Ann (Author), Qualls, Sean (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 044981744X     ISBN-13: 9780449817445
Publisher: Anne Schwartz Books
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: January 2015
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places - Africa
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Disabilities & Special Needs
Dewey: B
LCCN: 2014005767
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: PreK-3
Lexile Measure: 770 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.5" H x 9.2" W x 11.3" L (1.04 lbs) 40 pages
- Cultural Region - West Africa
- Chronological Period - 1950-1999
- Chronological Period - 21st Century
- Ethnic Orientation - African
- Topical - Physically Challenged
- Cultural Region - African
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 02/09/2015
Booklist 02/15/2015 pg. 72
School Library Journal 03/01/2015 pg. 174
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2015 pg. 126
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2015
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 171665
Reading Level: 4.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
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.

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