Illegal
Illegal
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Illegal

Written by Eoin Colfer
Paperback
$14.99
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10 - 14
Reading age
144
Page count
45
Words per page
490L
Lexile measure
Aug 7, 2018
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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 WinnerA New York Public Library Best Book of 2018A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018An Amazon Best Book of 2018A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Graphic Novel of 2018An American Library Association Notable Book for 20192019 YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens2019 CBC Notable Social Studies BookA Junior Library Guild Selection

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781492665823
    Publication Date
    August 7, 2018
    Publisher
    Sourcebooks Young Readers
    Page Count
    144
    Words Per Page
    45
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    10 - 14 years
    Lexile® Level
    490L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~M
    ATOS® Book Level
    2.5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    1
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    195538
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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