By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring real story—which used to be became a movie, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by means of Oprah Winfrey—is not anything wanting impressive.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he used to be brushed off by way of so much people—but no longer by means of his mom, who taught him to arrive for his goals. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to college greater than miles every one means, realized to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his relations, and, finally, grew to become a bicycle owner. He rode an brilliant 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his robust message: incapacity isn't really lack of ability. at the present time, Emmanuel keeps to paintings on behalf of the disabled.
Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations supply a strong get together of winning over adversity.
Includes an author's word with additional information approximately Emmanuel's charity.
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An recommend for social justice, Laurie is devoted to inspiring and empowering younger readers. Emmanuel’s Dream is her picture-book debut. stopover at her at lauriethompson. com. Sean Qualls has illustrated many hugely acclaimed children’s books, together with immense Steps to alter the area by way of Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, Lullaby by way of Langston Hughes, and prior to John was once a Jazz significant via Carole Boston Weatherford, which was once named a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor publication. Sean additionally created the artwork for Dizzy by means of Jonah wintry weather, which bought 5 starred reports, and Freedom track via Sally M. Walker. research extra at seanqualls. com.