Reviewed by Hudson B. (age 9), Sebastian E. (age 9), Jack P. (age 8) and Ryan A. (age 9)
He wanted to show people that disabled people could do anything they want. Emmanuel wrote a letter to to the Athleteís Foundation in San Diego, California and asked for a bike because he wanted to ride around the whole country to show people that disabled people could do anything. So they sent him a bike, gloves, a shirt, shorts, socks and a helmet. He did it! He rode around the whole country and lots of cities, and people saw him in a different way. He proved that disabled people could do the same things that other people could do.
This book is like Wonder because when the kid in wonder, Augie, was born he had 27 plastic surgeries and he had a physical problem like Emmanuel.
The thing we loved about this book is that it shows that anyone can do anything even if they have a disabled body part.
One of our favorite parts is when Emmanuel shared his soccer ball and he made friends because we like when people make friends.
We really liked this book because it shows you how this boy went though his life as a kid and itís non-fiction.
We recommend this book to people who like narrative non-fiction.
P.S. There is a documentary about Emmanuel called Emmanuelís Gift that you can watch.