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After finally managing to escape from being held as a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation, young Diego is taken in by the Ricardos, a poor, coca-farming family who provides a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal. But even that brief respite comes to an end when the Bolivian army moves in and destroys the family's coca crop — and their livelihood. Diego eventually joins the cocaleros as they protest the destruction of their crops by barricading the roads and confronting the army head on. As tension builds to a dramatic standoff, he wonders whether hell ever find a way to return to his family. This thought-provoking book offers a different perspective of the war on drugs, revealing the terrible price it exacts from Bolivians who have grown coca for legitimate purposes for hundreds of years. And like all of Ellis books, it offers a sensitive and compelling look at the plight of children in developing countries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888998088
Author:
Ellis, Deborah
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
People & Places - Central & South America
Subject:
Farmers
Subject:
Bolivia
Subject:
Social Issues - Homelessness & Poverty
Subject:
Coca industry -- Bolivia.
Subject:
People & Places - Caribbean & Latin America
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series:
Cocalero Novels
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4 to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 7 oz
Age Level:
09-14

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