Kids’ Recommended Reading
by Laurie Thompson and Sean Qualls
Cycling With The Kids presents our Kids’ Book of the Month, Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Laurie Thompson and Sean Qualls.
Based upon the true story of Emmanuel whose mother encouraged him to reach for his dreams despite his physical difficulties. Emmanuel was born with a deformed leg in Ghana, Africa. He hopped two miles to school every day, learned to play football, started work at 13 and became a cyclist. An inspiration to all, Emmanuel cycled 400 miles across Ghana to spread his message far and wide – disability is not inability.
Laurie Ann Thompson grew up in rural northern Wisconsin, USA. A former software engineer, she now writes for children and young adults to help her readers–and herself–make better sense of the world we live in so they can contribute to making it a better place for all of us.
Sean Qualls is an award winning, Brooklyn-based, children’s book illustrator, artist and author. He has illustrated a number of celebrated books for children, including Before John Was a Jazz Giant, for which he received a Coretta Scott King Illustration Honor.
If you would like to recommend a cycling book for us to read, please let us know by contacting Cycling With The Kids.