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Sean Qualls

Biography

Sean Qualls

Sean Qualls has illustrated many celebrated books for children, including GIANT STEPS TO CHANGE THE WORLD by Spike Lee and Tonya Lewis Lee, LITTLE CLOUD AND LADY WIND by Toni Morrison and her son Slade, DIZZY by Jonah Winter, and BEFORE JOHN WAS A JAZZ GIANT by Carole Boston Weatherford, for which Sean received a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife, Selina Alko, also an author/illustrator, and their two children.

Sean Qualls

Books by Sean Qualls

Written by Laurie Ann Thompson with illustrations by Sean Qualls. - African American Interest, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History, Inspirational, Nonfiction, Picture

Born in Ghana with one deformed leg, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was dismissed by most --- but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, played soccer, left home at age 13 to provide for his family, and became a cyclist. He rode an astonishing 400 miles across Ghana in 2001, spreading his powerful message: disability is not inability. Today, Emmanuel continues to work on behalf of the disabled.