December 30 2020
Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin and illustrated by Giovanni Rigano. Wow. What a beautiful book, telling such a heartbreaking and terrible story. Illegal tells the story of Ebo, who along with his brother attempts to find refuge and safety by making the perilous journey from his home in Northern Africa, across the Sahara and then across the ocean to Italy. Whilst fictional, Ebo’s story reflects the reality of countless numbers of people who are desperate for a better life for their family – not just a better home or an easier life, but the fundamentals of safety that so many of us take for granted. A powerful read, and a timely reminder that there’s nothing illegal about being human.