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“…Ebo’s story effectively paints a picture of a child refugee’s struggle in a world crisscrossed by hostile borders.” –Kirkus Reviews

Illegal

Written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
Published by Sourcebooks Young Readers

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.

Primary ISBN: 9781492662143

Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, Audiobook
Graphic Novel, Age 10 or older

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Setting: Ghana, Unspecified (Europe)

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: Immigrant

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