Illegal by Colfer, Eoin (#1465DK5)



by Colfer, Eoin; illustrated by Rigano, Giovanni
Paperback Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018


From the Publisher

A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Timesbestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants.

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.

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 07/01/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 07/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 01/01/19
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 06/01/18
  • New York Times, 11/11/18
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 04/30/18
  • School Library Connection starred, 05/01/18
  • School Library Journal, 05/01/18
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) starred, 06/01/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 122 pages : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm
  • Tracings: Donkin, Andrew, author. ; Rigano, Giovanni, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 1-49266-582-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-49266-582-3
  • Follett Number: 1465DK5
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 4.0
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 195538EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.6
  • Reading Counts Points: 4
  • Lexile: GN490L