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(2) YA Illustrated by Giovanni Rigano. Twelve-year-old Ebo and his older brother are among hundreds of migrants on a crowded boat to Europe when it capsizes. Chapters alternate between "now" (at sea) and "then" (Ebo's sojourn from Ghana by truck and on foot). Moments of resilience and generosity stand out, but perhaps most moving are close-up panels of distressed faces and haunting images of death. This poignant graphic novel humanizes an ongoing tragedy.

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