Dear Students, Parents, and Staff of Sonoraville Elementary,
Our character word for April is perseverance. This month our Principal’s Book of the Month was chosen from the 2016-17 Georgia Children’s Picture Book Award Finalists. The book is Emmanuel’s Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah written by Laurie Ann Thompson and Sean Qualls. This inspiring story shows that one young boy’s perseverance in the face of great odds helped to change the thinking of many people in his country.
Emmanuel was born with a physical deformity and many people believed that he would never be able to work to support himself never mind becoming a national and international inspiration. His life story is a testament to the highest to which we may aspire if only we never give up on our dreams. In the words of Emmanuel himself, “In this world, we are not perfect. We can only do our best.”
If you want to know more about this inspiring man, visit the Emmanuel Educational Foundation and Sports Academy (EEFSA) website at EmmanuelsDream.org.