by Laurie Ann Thompson; illustrated by Sean Qualls
Picture book biography
Interest level: K-3
Reading level: 4.2
4 out of 5 stars
Emmanuel’s Dream is the biography of a young boy, born with a weak, disabled leg. He never let his physical limitation stop him, or define what he was able to do. He wanted to show his country, and the world, that being disabled does not mean being unable, so he rode a bicycle around Ghana. He has been instrumental in getting his government to recognize the rights of people with disabilities. This picture book provides an important message to children about the abilities of people with physical limitations.
Emmanuel started an educational foundation and sports academy, is building schools, and more information can be found at EmmanuelsDream.org.