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

Author: Laurie Ann Thompson; Sean Qualls
Publisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Picture books
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah; Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah; Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah; Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Ann Thompson; Sean Qualls
ISBN: 9780449817445 044981744X 9780449817452 0449817458
OCLC Number: 881469079
Awards: Schneider Family Children's Book Award, 2016
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: by Laurie Ann Thompson ; illustrated by Sean Qualls.

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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.

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