Tag Archives: Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Emmanuel on US National Amputee Soccer Team

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, the subject of my upcoming picture-book biography, EMMANUEL’S DREAM, is an athlete who was born in Ghana, West Africa, with a deformed leg. As a young man, he wanted to change the way disabled people were treated in Ghana, so he rode a bicycle nearly 400 miles all around his country to prove that being disabled doesn’t mean being unable. Since then, he has continued to be an advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and has launched his own foundation, Continue reading →

EMMANUEL’S DREAM popping up in some exciting places!

My upcoming picture-book biography, EMMANUEL’S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, has been popping up in a few exciting places lately! First, I recently got to see–for the first time–how the illustrations by Sean Qualls are progressing, and the artwork is nothing short of amazing! I was sitting in a quiet coffee shop working on my laptop when I got my first glimpse, and it literally brought tears to my eyes, in all the best ways. I wanted to dance around the place Continue reading →

Fantastic news–my first book sale!

Okay, so this post is a little late in coming. I’ve been carefully thinking about related revision notes as well as enjoying just a little bit of basking and celebrating (okay, a lot of basking and celebrating!). Now that my feet are back on the ground, please allow me to share the official announcement… I’ve sold my first book!   I can’t yet reveal all of the details (there’s a top-secret Awesome Illustrator involved!), but I  can say that in my wildest dreams, I couldn’t Continue reading →

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah on Oprah’s OWN

I just found this short video that Oprah recently did on Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, the subject of my manuscript ONE IS ENOUGH. I’ve been working on this story, in some form, since I first heard about it in 2005, and I still find it inspiring. I hope you will, too. An Update on Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah Three years after Emmanuel’s Gift was released, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah shares an update on how his life has changed since that time. Find out about Emmanuel’s sports academy, his Continue reading →