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Ed to go find their sister and then come back for Ebo himself so they can all be together againIt s realistic because it shows that the authors have done their research or perhaps interviewed men and women who have had the same experience as Ebo I ve read previous books about illegal immigration and refugee status a recent one being the illegal immigration and refugee status a recent one being the The Girl Who Smiled Beads and all mention how rigorous dangerous and heart breaking leaving one s country is Truly one does not read such stories to be entertained This was gripping indeed and certainly moving but not once did it make me laugh It has certain joyful moments but above everything it has educational scenes Another reason why this is realistic is because Ebo s survival isn t guaranteed Clearly he s the hero so the reader cheers him on but there is no guarantee he will make it out alive or even find his familyTo those of ou who still believe that refugees will ruin Hester Roon your country please remember that the reason why they became refugees in the first place was because they hoped for a better future so condemning them will solve nothing How aboutou help them get an education so they can get a job and contribute like ou do instead It s all they really want No one wants to be a charity caseOh es and amazing bookBlog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin This is one of those stories that stays with For Fear of Little Men you for days afterou ve finished reading itIllegal is the story of a boy in Africa who leaves his home in a desperate attempt to make it to Europe Our hero is Ebo who doesn t have any papers and who is always worried about being picked up by the police Ebo s dangerous journey starts by chasing after his older brother and both boys hope to eventually find their sister somewhere in Europe Their journey involves a perilous trip across the Sahara desert and a life threatening sea voyage This story was incredibly moving and was beautifully illustrated Highly recommendedOpening uoteYou who are so called illegal aliens must know that no human being is illegal That is a contradiction in terms Human beings can be beautiful or beautiful they can be fat or skinny they can be Right Or Wrong But or wrong but How can a human being be illegal Elie Wiesel Every ear many thousands of men women and children risk their lives by trying to make the dangerous three hundred mile sea crossing between north This need to be read in schools No human is illegal. Sister Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards 'Beautifully realised and punchily told' Alex O'Connell The Times Children's Book of the Week 'A powerful compelling work evocatively illustrated It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book' Financial Tim. Ason I did think the book could have focused a little on the scenes in the present than the past which would have made it impactful but all in all it was a good book and a powerful story I m glad I read itFind reviews and bookish fun at This is a powerful graphic novel told in both the past and present day and following told in both the past and present day and following Ebo He lives in Africa And Like His Siblings He Dreams Of A Better Life like his siblings he dreams of a better life Europe First he plans to find his older brother and meet up before making the dangerous crossing by boat towards Italy The illustrations were powerful and very poignant It was harsh but very realistic For ounger readers this may be better read together with an older reader due to the subject content 12 ear old Ebo realizes that his older brother Kwame has left their village in Ghana to go to Europe where their older sister Sisi headed several months ago and decides to follow This graphic novel is pretty graphic about the plight of refugees as Ebo has three arduous trips first to get to the big city by himself to find Kwame then to cross the arid Sahara desert to get to Tripoli and finally to find a seaworthy vessel to cross the dangerous waters of the Mediterranean Unlike other refugee stories this was not about the inhospitable reception upon arrival but the unscrupulous traffickers who prey on them Ebo s singing voice and cheerfulness carry him farThere were two things about the book which I did not like so much The shifting back and forth in time was not well done and I don t think the reasons for their pilgrimage were explained other than wanting a better life in Europe Nice collaboration and well illustrated I m a little ashamed right now because I received an unsolicited advance copy of this one about two months ago I believe and I had no interest whatsoever in reading itThen out of the blue I stumbled across this book s page on Goodreads and upon reading positive review after positing review all praising this story I finally decided to give it a trySo if anyone dares say that Goodreads has no influence whatsoever on readers well they are dead wrong or don t consult the site enough to become addicted to it like I amThis is the very realistic tale of Ebo a oung boy who lives in a poor country Ebo lost all of his family members It started with his mother dying at a Jelena '93 young age then his father who fled then his sister who did the same and most recently his brother Kwame who decid. Now his brother has disappeared too and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to 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. Ebo is aoung boy in Africa whose parents are dead his sister has already made it to Europe and his brother has just left this morning So he sets out on a journey to find his brother and make it to Europe Along the way he has to cross the Sahara desert avoid soldiers and cross the Mediterranean on a dinghy This is a gripping harrowing tale I found myself holding tight to the arm of my chair as I rooted Ebo on not knowing if he was going to live or die Ebo is a joyful determined soul in an awful hellish place The book will make ou think about how a simple twist of fate like where ou are born can truly determine the kind of life ou can haveReceived a review copy from Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review Ebo s sister sisi made it from africa to sister Sisi made it from Africa to when he realises his brother Kwame also left Ebo undertakes a journey to reunite with his siblings And what a journeyThis story is unfortunately an everyday reality for a lot of people who try by any means and at any cost To Leave Their Country leave their country a better place and a better futureIt was a suffocating heart wrenching sad story about hope cruelty loss and humanity Sick day Chest cold and laryngitis Time to rest read and reviewThe European migrant crisis becomes fodder for a generic dramatized graphic novel by what looks like a bunch of European white guys Hmm There was an over reliance on coincidence and having a split time line throughout much of the book took away a lot of the dramatic tension of the desert seuences as we know who makes it to the boat LATER IN THE STORY S CHRONOLOGY in the story s chronology happy ending is slapped on but I feel the protagonist s problems would be far from over if he were a real person I guess this is simplified for kids focusing on the dangerous and adventurous parts of the hero s uest but really glossing over the causes conseuences and potential progression of this sad and difficult time of upheaval for millions of people in our world This is a short book and though I wished some parts were a bit fleshed out it is worth reading I also think the graphic novel format would make important subject matter accessible to students if this were used in school The story of the refugee is not a new one but it has been in the news a lot these past few ears This makes it important I think to consider the individual stories of these people who are desperate to leave their homeland for whatever re. This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout From Eoin Colfer previously Irish Children's Laureate and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels Ebo aloneHis sister left months ago.

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