December 30 2020

Illegal, by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin


Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Title: Illegal
Author: Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Illustrator: Giovanni Rigano
Genre/ issues: Contemporary. Refugees.

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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.

#TamaraReads #2020readingchallenge 110/100

Happy reading,




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Posted December 30, 2020 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Children's Books, Graphic Novels

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