By Laurie Ann Thompson, Sean Qualls
Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring real story—which used to be become a movie, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated through Oprah Winfrey—is not anything in need of outstanding.
Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was once disregarded by means of so much people—but now not by means of his mom, who taught him to arrive for his goals. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to college greater than miles each one manner, discovered to play football, left domestic at age 13 to supply for his family members, and, ultimately, turned a bike owner. He rode an remarkable 400 miles throughout Ghana in 2001, spreading his strong message: incapacity isn't really lack of ability. this day, Emmanuel keeps to paintings on behalf of the disabled.
Thompson's lyrical prose and Qualls's daring college illustrations provide a robust social gathering of prevailing over adversity.
Includes an author's observe with additional info approximately Emmanuel's charity.