The Resource I am a taxi, by Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

I am a taxi, by Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)

Label
I am a taxi
Title
I am a taxi
Statement of responsibility
by Deborah Ellis
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Summary
Living with his family in a prison in Bolivia due to his parents' convictions for drug trafficking, twelve-year-old Diego does his best to live a normal life, but when his mother receives additional fines, Diego risks everything to earn quick money
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Golden Oak Award (Ontario), 2008.
  • Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award for YA-Middle Reader, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
150770
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellis, Deborah
Dewey number
jC813/.54
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
760
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 5
  • 8
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Cocalero novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Coca industry
  • Bolivia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
I am a taxi, by Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380118
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
I am a taxi, by Deborah Ellis, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11380118
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781554980215
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11380118
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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