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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.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018
ISBN: 9781492665823
Characteristics: 122 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm


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Sep 07, 2018

This is a great graphic novel that exposes the plight of refugees. This is a great piece for a student to start learning about this issue.

Aug 30, 2018

This book provides a great way to open a reader's eyes and heart to the troubles, horrors, and pain that illegal immigrants face trying to find a better life, for themselves and their families. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in or even just curious about the topic. It really puts my life into a new perspective and makes me grateful for all the opportunities I've been given, starting with where I was born.

OPL_AmyW Jul 05, 2018

A story of hope amid devastation, "Illegal" tells the story of orphans Ebo and Kwame as they make the journey from Ghana towards Europe in search of their long-lost sister and a better life. The illustrator's use of vast color changes to convey the changing mood of the story, along with a mixture of intense close-ups and wide shots, allow readers to connect with Ebo’s struggles while also gaining a sense of the large-scale devastation that immigrants often suffer through.

OPL_KrisC Jun 14, 2018

A heartbreaking graphic novel about a young Ghana boy's epic quest searching first for his brother and then his sister. I found myself cheering on Ebo in his search and hoping for the best. The art style is eye-catching and the message of hope and determination is one that all readers can enjoy.


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