Sacred Leaf

Sacred Leaf

Book - 2007
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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 he'll 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.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, c2007.
ISBN: 9780888998088
0888998082
9780888997517
0888997515
Characteristics: 206 p. :,20 cm.

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benjaminliu123789
Jun 30, 2017

still have to wait till the book is back, so I can read the whole book, on line it only gives 50 page, I still loved it and wanted to read the rest

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emmadragons
Jan 04, 2014

great book liked it

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a_pradeepan
Oct 02, 2010

this book is quite the page turner, the squel to im a taxi

this book is all about young people getting into the buisness of drug production in south america

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m1chae1
Apr 20, 2009

once again a great book and not only that it was very intresting to read and its worth a read defently my 3rd favorit book.

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ARE
Apr 05, 2009

a very heart breaking book

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mamustangs
Mar 31, 2009

this is an okay book. it was kind of boring in the beginiing but then it got a little interesting.

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309841104
Mar 31, 2009

This book was really good!I reccomend this book to people who like non-fiction stories.Deborah Ellis wrote a really great book !

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TN
Mar 30, 2009

This book is very sad :( I can relate to what Diego was going through

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SweetyPie
Mar 30, 2009

i just finished reading this book. this book is really sad and i understand what diego is going through.

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maprincess
Mar 30, 2009

Sacred leaf is a good book. i would like it to be more interesting book. although most of it is in Cochbamba, i want it to be more in today kind of style. This is a great book.

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a_pradeepan
Oct 02, 2010

a_pradeepan thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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zorg
Apr 19, 2009

zorg thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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maprincess
Mar 30, 2009

Diego's parents are in jail. diego lives with a nother family. diego and his family buils a barricade on a big bridge, to stop the government people to stop taking their cocaine.

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Mar 31, 2009

i dont know what this is.

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