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ISBN: 1492665827
EAN13: 9781492665823
Language: English
Release Date: Aug 7, 2018
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 0.5" H x 10" L x 6.5" W
Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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A powerfully moving, award-winning graphic novel that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants from New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels. How can a human being be illegal for simply existing?

Ebo is alone. His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life--the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

An achingly poignant tale for learning about immigration and current global issues. This book is fiction, but it is based on a very real and terrible journey. There are young people who have lived this, and it is a story those young people want us to know about.

2019 Excellence in Graphic Literature Award Winner
A New York Public Library Best Book of 2018
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018
An Amazon Best Book of 2018
A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel of 2018
An American Library Association Notable Book for 2019
2019 YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2019 CBC Notable Social Studies Book
A Junior Library Guild Selection

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For my 5th Grade Assignment my son bought this and was great for PoV. In the great discussion and vocabulary, discussion was very important.
   Gorgeous and Harrowing
Illegal is a beautifully illustrated and heart-wrenchingly cautionary tale about young Africans who are willing to risk everything, including their lives, to seek what they think will be a better life in Europe. Crossing deserts and seas, getting bilked of their few coins, having their lives threatened daily by people who don 't share their hopeful idealism, these young people -- as personified by Ebo -- have thrown caution to the wind to escape their misery at home. The title Illegal can be seen on its surface and at its most basic level as referring to the status of these immigrants when they reach their promised land. But it also relates to everything they do and go through on the way. Stark, sad, scary, heartbreaking and done beautifully.
   Very good book to show desperation!
Illegal by Doin Colder, Andrew Tonkin This was a great book showing the desperation and extent and how many people go through to get a better life. They actually live their lives rather than risk where they started. A better option would be death. What a sad choice!
   Incredible book I was thrilled to give my teenaged son
I had to fight back tears while reading it aloud to my children. Definitely go for the hardcover edition.
   A great compelling graphic novel’
I read it first at the school. A very powerful story in graphic novel form by the author of the series Artemis Fowl.
   Incredible! A must read!
If you are a human being or know a human being, I would highly recommend this book. It is unbelievable what Ebo has to go through and yet completely believable. And although the characters in this book are real, the situation in which they are in is very fictional. For some time, I have been a fan of Eoin Colfer's work and never disappoints. The artwork is high and the book is stunning in its high quality. If everyone reads it, everything would be so much more clear. I loved this book and will read it over and over again.