Written by Armin Greder
Illustrated by Armin Greder
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The Island by Armin Greder
A powerful graphic novel for all ages about how human beings respond to outsiders. When the people of the Island discover a man and a tattered raft on their beach, they are reluctant to take him in. He doesn't look like them. But they cannot send him back to the sea where he will surely perish. Instead, they put him aside but even that doesn't solve their problem.
This is a bleak, dark, sad book and a useful prompt for discussion. Books for Keeps
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