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Virtual Graphic Novel Club (RSVP Required)
February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Graphic Novel Club will meet twice during the month of February. We will review the first half of the graphic novel on February 9th and the second half on February 23rd. Participants can pick up their graphic novel to check out on the 2nd floor of the library, or via the library’s curbside pick-up service. Our graphic novel for the month is Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin. RSVP for this event above and receive the Zoom link via email!
Graphic Novel Description: 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.
An achingly poignant tale for learning about immigration and current global issues. This book is fiction, but it is based on a very real and terrible journey. There are young people who have lived this, and it is a story those young people want us to know.
(Grades 5–8; Live via Zoom)