Illegal

By COLFER, Eoin & Andrew Donkin

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ISBN
9781492662143
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Sourcebooks


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on May 1, 2018  |  Young Adult

Gr 6–8—Twelve-year-old Ebo's tale doesn't begin on the raft on his way to Europe. It doesn't begin as he works in the streets of Tripoli, Libya, to earn his fare. It doesn't begin with the journey across the Sahara or even in his home of Ghana. It starts when his brother, Kwame, leaves home to find their sister, Sisi, long departed for Europe. Not content with a life of poverty, Ebo, too, takes off, close on his brother's heels. Colfer an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2018

When twelve-year-old Ebo discovers that his older brother Kwame left their village in Ghana to find their sister, who immigrated to Europe, Ebo strikes out on his own and follows Kwame. Reunited in Niger, the brothers cross the Sahara Desert by truck and on foot and arrive in Tripoli, where they board a "rotten, patched-up" inflatable boat that soon rips. A larger, already crowded vessel carrying migrants rescues them. Passengers are "a sea of faces-all of them looking t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on March 1, 2019

Twelve-year-old Ebo and his older brother are among hundreds of migrants on a crowded boat to Europe when it capsizes. Chapters alternate b...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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