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
Eoin Colfer is the bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, which is soon to be filmed. He has also written And Another Thing, a sequel to Douglas Adams’s Hitch-hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Eoin was the Children’s Laureate of Ireland from 2014-2016. P.J. Lynch is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest illustrator, and is the current Children’s Laureate of Ireland. He has won the Mother Goose award and the Kate Greenaway Medal (twice).
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