I am a taxi

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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.
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full_title i am a taxi
author ellis deborah
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display_description 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.
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publishDate 2006
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series Cocalero novels
series_with_volume Cocalero novels
subject_facet Bolivia -- Juvenile fiction, Coca industry -- Bolivia -- Juvenile fiction, Jungles -- Bolivia -- Juvenile fiction
title_display I am a taxi
title_full I am a taxi / Deborah Ellis
title_short I am a taxi
topic_facet Coca industry, Jungles