Sacred Leaf

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Author(s): Deborah Ellis
Series: Cocalero Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00368905
Released: May 24, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781554980369
Publisher: Groundwood Books
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Description

USBBY Oustanding International Books selection After he finally manages to escape from being a virtual slave in an illegal cocaine operation, Diego is taken in by the Ricardo family—poor coca farmers who provide a safe haven while he recovers from his ordeal in the jungle. But even that brief respite comes to an end when the 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, confronting the army head on. As tension between the cocaleros builds to a dramatic standoff, the wonders whether he will ever find a way to return to his family.

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