Emmanuel's Dream: True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Emmanuel's Dream: True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

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ISBN: 9780449817445
Grades: PK-3

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Emmanuel was born with a deformed leg in Ghana Africa. He was a bright boy with a strong character and when his mother became sick, he made it to the city to work and send money home. Most handicapped people in Ghana have to beg for money; however, Emmanuel promised his mother he would not beg just before she died. He was on a mission to show others that he was capable, and in doing so, he inspired others (including politicians). He ends up riding a bicycle across Ghana! Written by Laurie Ann Thompson, illustrated by Sean Qualls, hc, 33pp, 9" x11.5". ~ Sara

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Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most peoplebut 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.

Explore the lands and cultures of Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. In Asia, you will visit China, Japan, Thailand, and India. In Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana. Biblical History connection included.




Category Description for Around the World with Picture Books:

Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s: reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes. Literature rich, the authors also provide additional literature and video resources to go deeper. Volumes are flexible for one semester (4 lessons/week) or one year (2 lessons/week). Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs and gorgeous art reproductions for the art studies. Black and white nature drawings are included and reproducible for individual families. Quality art supplies are recommended. Please note that a Japanese notebook, Tsubame, is recommended and sold by Beautiful Feet, but we currently do not offer it. ~ Deanne

Primary Subject
Library Builders
Grade Start
PK
Grade End
3
ISBN
9780449817445
Author
Laurie Ann Thompson
Format
Hardcover
Brand Name
Schwartz & Wade Books
Weight
1.05 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.5" x 9.38" x 0.44"
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part of Beautiful Feet Around the World with Picture Books Curriculum
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It goes along with the Beautiful Feet Books curriculum and I trust their book selections!
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part of Beautiful Feet Around the World with Picture Books Curriculum
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Recommended for Beautiful Feet Around the World Part 1
Tavianna on Aug 30, 2019
It goes along with the Beautiful Feet Books curriculum and I trust their book selections!
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Recommended for Beautiful Feet Around the World Part 1
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