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By: Eoin Colfer

Andrew Donkin

Illustrator: Giovanni Rigano

This powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants. Map of Ebo’s journey. Creators’ note. “Helen’s Story” (additional comic). Development sketches. Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781492662143

JLG Release: Sep 2018

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Sensitive Areas: Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Death, Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life
Topics: Refugees , Graphic novels , Illegal immigrants and immigration , Brothers , Siblings , Ghana, Africa , Adventure , Hardship , Survival , Tripoli, Libya , Sahara Desert , Oceans , Boats , Capsizing , Reunion with a family member

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Realistic Fiction Middle Plus

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year


Awards & Honors

2019 SEE-IT Award Finalist
2019 EGL Award Winner, Young Adult Fiction
ALSC Notable Children's Books - 2019
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - 2019
ILA Young Adults' Choices - 2019
2018 CBI Judges’ Special Award Winner
Kirkus Best Books, Middle-Grade - 2018
NYPL Best Books for Kids - 2018

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Kirkus Reviews*, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, Publishers Weekly*

Book Details



First Release

September 2018



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

10 1/4" x 6 3/4"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 2.5; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 3.6; Points: 4;




Print Book


Hardcover edition


Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Mild Violence, Violence: Gun Violence, Violence: Death, Social Issue: Harsh Realities of Life


Refugees, Graphic novels, Illegal immigrants and immigration, Brothers, Siblings, Ghana, Africa, Adventure, Hardship, Survival, Tripoli, Libya, Sahara Desert, Oceans, Boats, Capsizing, Reunion with a family member,

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