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For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is the San Sebastian Women's Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs. Diego's adjusted to his new life. His parents are locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the market to sell his mother's hand-knitted goods, and to work as a ?taxi", running errands for other prisoners. But then his little sister runs away, earning his mother a heavy fine. The debt and dawning realization of his hopeless situation make him vulnerable to his friend Mando's plan to make big money, fast. Soon, Diego is deep in the jungle, working as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation. As his situation becomes more and more dangerous, he knows he must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again. action and adventure,children's books,difficult discussions,drugs,family life,friendship social skills and school life,geography and cultures,growing up and facts of life,hispanic and latino,literature and fiction Mysteries & Detectives, Groundwood Books

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Winner of the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children''s Book Award For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is a prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government''s war on drugs and were mistakenly convicted of drug possession.Diego''s parents are locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the market to sell his mother''s handknitted goods, and to work as a taxi, running errands for other prisoners. But then his little sister temporarily runs off while under his watch, earning his mother a heavy fine. The debt and dawning realization of his hopeless situation make him vulnerable to his friend Mando''s plan to make big money, fast. Soon, Diego is deep in the jungle, working as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation. As his situation becomes more and more dangerous, he knows he must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again. Deborah Ellis, Books, I Am a Taxi Books, Groundwood Books Ltd

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I Am a Taxi
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Ellis, Deborah

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I Am a Taxi

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0888997353

For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is the San Sebastian Women's Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs. Diego's adjusted to his new life. His parents are locked up, but he can come and go: to school, to the market to sell his mother's hand-knitted goods, and to work as a "taxi," running errands for other prisoners. But then his little sister runs away, earning his mother a heavy fine. The debt and dawning realization of his hopeless situation make him vulnerable to his friend Mando's plan to make big money, fast. Soon, Diego is deep in the jungle, working as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation. As his situation becomes more and more dangerous, he knows he must take a terrible risk if he ever wants to see his family again.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780888997357
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0888997353
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2006
Publisher: GROUNDWOOD BOOKS
205 Pages
Weight: 0,304 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0888997353

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0-88899-735-3, 978-0-88899-735-7

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