Sacred Leaf PDF/EPUB Þ Hardcover

Sacred Leaf PDF/EPUB Þ Hardcover


    Sacred Leaf PDF/EPUB Þ Hardcover family s coca crop and their livelihoodDiego 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • Sacred Leaf
  • Deborah Ellis
  • English
  • 26 May 2017
  • 0888997515

10 thoughts on “Sacred Leaf

  1. Maggie V Maggie V says:

    Although it was a tough topic farmers striking and blockading bridges to raise coca, not as cocaine but as tea, and being forced by American money to not grow their crops , I never really rooted for them The writing and the language was too general for me to feel that it was happening in Bolivia I was connected to the general theme, but not the characters.I don t know if I would recommend it because it was so general If someone was interested in this topic, then maybe, but not to everyone.


  2. Trisha Trisha says:

    A revealing look at the effects of the war on drugs on a culture that has harvested the coca plant throughout history, and now facing govermental interventions that redefine what will no longer be allowable in order to earn a living A thought provoking read for a middle school audience to discover what lies on the other side of this major U.S issue.


  3. Anna Anna says:

    Deborah Ellis got her groove back with this book WOW Sacred Leaf picks up right where I Am a Taxi left off but the prose is MUCHinteresting and engaging this time around Diego has matured a lot and I found him to be so muchlikable in this novel This book reminded me a lot of The Breadwinner and I thought Ellis did a great job of communicating to the reader the situation in Bolivia She talked about the drug trade and how the U.S actually fuels a lot of the problems with our horr Deborah Ellis got her groove back with this book WOW Sacred Leaf picks up right where I Am a Taxi left off but the prose is MUCHinteresting and engaging this time around Diego has matured a lot and I found him to be so muchlikable in this novel This book reminded me a lot of The Breadwinner and I thought Ellis did a great job of communicating to the reader the situation in Bolivia She talked about the drug trade and how the U.S actually fuels a lot of the problems with our horrible anti drug policies I thought she really got inside the heads of the characters and was able to show the reader why these cocalero farmers were risking everything for this protest The characters are not all good evil she skillfully illustrates how this is not such a black and white issue By the end of the story you feel a lot of compassion for the characters and have a lot of questions including ones for Bolivia s government and the United States It s bound to make you question the war on drugs and whether or not it s actually worth fighting This is a really well developed, well researched book that I highly recommend to American teens


  4. Connie G Connie G says:

    This book presents the different sides of the drug war in Bolivia, and the effect on the children in that country Coca is grown in Bolivia for tea and for medicine for high altitude, and is considered to be a sacred plant by the native people It can also be mixed with chemicals to make cocaine The army in Bolivia was pulling up the crops grown by the coca farmers, the cocaleros, in conjunction with the American war on drugs It left the farmers with no income and no food.Diego, whose parents This book presents the different sides of the drug war in Bolivia, and the effect on the children in that country Coca is grown in Bolivia for tea and for medicine for high altitude, and is considered to be a sacred plant by the native people It can also be mixed with chemicals to make cocaine The army in Bolivia was pulling up the crops grown by the coca farmers, the cocaleros, in conjunction with the American war on drugs It left the farmers with no income and no food.Diego, whose parents were falsely imprisoned, has escaped from some cocaine processors who use young children to stomp on the coca leaves which have been mixed with chemicals to make a paste He is taken in by the Ricardos who grow coca for legitimate purposes After their crops are destroyed by the army, a large group of cocaleros organize a protest and block a bridge.The author educates the reader about Bolivia and the drug war while writing about Diego s adventures She also tells of the importance and dangers of a protest from the point of view of a twelve year old Overall, it was an interesting book


  5. Kellyn Kellyn says:

    Deborah Ellis is a brave, clear sighted writer who does not shrink from difficult topics In this sequel to I Am a Taxi Ellis continues the story of Diego and his family After escaping from the cocaine operation Diego stumbles into a small village where the Ricardo family take him into their home Soon however the village s fields are destroyed by the army Villagers join together to blockade road in order to prevent the army from continuing the destruction of their livlihood By focusing on th Deborah Ellis is a brave, clear sighted writer who does not shrink from difficult topics In this sequel to I Am a Taxi Ellis continues the story of Diego and his family After escaping from the cocaine operation Diego stumbles into a small village where the Ricardo family take him into their home Soon however the village s fields are destroyed by the army Villagers join together to blockade road in order to prevent the army from continuing the destruction of their livlihood By focusing on the plight of Diego, Ellis personalizes the plight of a people and demonstrates how decisions made in one area of the world have unforeseen negative consequences for others Sacred Leaf gives voice to a side of the war against drugs that is seldom heard


  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    Not as good as the first book, I am a Taxi This one is less exciting andmature The subject matter is probably a little higher than the reading level There is a lotinformation about politics and resistance of the coca growers This book is also a historical fiction, following Diego as he participates in specific events in Bolivian history It is still a good book and would be a valuable teaching tool for upper middle school to learn about peasant resistance A very fast read.


  7. Gracie Gracie says:

    I thought that this novel was a good conclusion to I Am A Taxi I liked the Captain, and thought that he was written well He was one of mu favourite characters because even though he was supposed to be the cocalero s blockade on the bridge, he didn t want to injure his fellow Bolivians I thought that Deborah Ellis had good character development Diego s friends all had a personality that went well with the story line Juanita is the tough girl that doesn t like Diego, and I think that helps th I thought that this novel was a good conclusion to I Am A Taxi I liked the Captain, and thought that he was written well He was one of mu favourite characters because even though he was supposed to be the cocalero s blockade on the bridge, he didn t want to injure his fellow Bolivians I thought that Deborah Ellis had good character development Diego s friends all had a personality that went well with the story line Juanita is the tough girl that doesn t like Diego, and I think that helps the book come alive


  8. Bethann Bethann says:

    This is the second book in a series I am reading In this book Diego is now staying with the Ricardo family and all of their cocoa leaves have been taken away by the Army The Army is trying to avoid the production of cocaine, and the Ricardo family is just trying to survive The taking of the cocoa leaves results in a blockade of people in the village The Captain of the Army only wants to help Diego return to his family, which in the end of the book he does Before the book ends, Diego and the This is the second book in a series I am reading In this book Diego is now staying with the Ricardo family and all of their cocoa leaves have been taken away by the Army The Army is trying to avoid the production of cocaine, and the Ricardo family is just trying to survive The taking of the cocoa leaves results in a blockade of people in the village The Captain of the Army only wants to help Diego return to his family, which in the end of the book he does Before the book ends, Diego and the Captain are working under cover to help stop the production of cocaine


  9. Tessa Tessa says:

    1 i wanted to read this book because my mum said it was a great book and i would love it 2 on the bingo board it fill the box a book that teaches you about a culture other than your own 3 one of my fav parts is when he escapes from the camp it s my fav part because i is exciting and nerve racking 4 i lernt that i am lucky too have the life i have and don t take any thing for granted 5 i liked diego because he is the main person in the book and he is happy even when he is in a bad 1 i wanted to read this book because my mum said it was a great book and i would love it 2 on the bingo board it fill the box a book that teaches you about a culture other than your own 3 one of my fav parts is when he escapes from the camp it s my fav part because i is exciting and nerve racking 4 i lernt that i am lucky too have the life i have and don t take any thing for granted 5 i liked diego because he is the main person in the book and he is happy even when he is in a bad way place


  10. Laura Laura says:

    This series, The Cocalero Novels, introduced me to several problems that I had been unaware of children growing up in prisons, cocaine production, and the Bolivian revolution.I think some of my students would be interested in these topics I m just worried about the kids who would be most interested in how to fight the military police and Molotov cocktails.I rather liked the ending.


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Sacred Leaf[Epub] ➛ Sacred Leaf By Deborah Ellis – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk USBBY Oustanding International Books selectionAfter 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 w USBBY Oustanding International books selectionAfter 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 livelihoodDiego 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.


About the Author: Deborah Ellis

Deborah Ellis has achieved international acclaim with her courageous and dramatic books that give Western readers a glimpse into the plight of children in developing countries She has won the Governor General s Award, Sweden s Peter Pan Prize, the Ruth Schwartz Award, the University of California s Middle East Book Award, the Jane Addams Children s Book Award and the Vicky Metcalf Award A long time feminist and anti war activist, she is best known for The Breadwinner Trilogy, which has been published around the world in seventeen languages, withthan a million dollars in royalties donated to Street Kids International and to Women for Women, an organization that supports health and education projects in Afghanistan In , Deb was named to the Order of Ontario.


10 thoughts on “Sacred Leaf

  1. Maggie V Maggie V says:

    Although it was a tough topic farmers striking and blockading bridges to raise coca, not as cocaine but as tea, and being forced by American money to not grow their crops , I never really rooted for them The writing and the language was too general for me to feel that it was happening in Bolivia I was connected to the general theme, but not the characters.I don t know if I would recommend it because it was so general If someone was interested in this topic, then maybe, but not to everyone.

  2. Trisha Trisha says:

    A revealing look at the effects of the war on drugs on a culture that has harvested the coca plant throughout history, and now facing govermental interventions that redefine what will no longer be allowable in order to earn a living A thought provoking read for a middle school audience to discover what lies on the other side of this major U.S issue.

  3. Anna Anna says:

    Deborah Ellis got her groove back with this book WOW Sacred Leaf picks up right where I Am a Taxi left off but the prose is MUCHinteresting and engaging this time around Diego has matured a lot and I found him to be so muchlikable in this novel This book reminded me a lot of The Breadwinner and I thought Ellis did a great job of communicating to the reader the situation in Bolivia She talked about the drug trade and how the U.S actually fuels a lot of the problems with our horr Deborah Ellis got her groove back with this book WOW Sacred Leaf picks up right where I Am a Taxi left off but the prose is MUCHinteresting and engaging this time around Diego has matured a lot and I found him to be so muchlikable in this novel This book reminded me a lot of The Breadwinner and I thought Ellis did a great job of communicating to the reader the situation in Bolivia She talked about the drug trade and how the U.S actually fuels a lot of the problems with our horrible anti drug policies I thought she really got inside the heads of the characters and was able to show the reader why these cocalero farmers were risking everything for this protest The characters are not all good evil she skillfully illustrates how this is not such a black and white issue By the end of the story you feel a lot of compassion for the characters and have a lot of questions including ones for Bolivia s government and the United States It s bound to make you question the war on drugs and whether or not it s actually worth fighting This is a really well developed, well researched book that I highly recommend to American teens

  4. Connie G Connie G says:

    This book presents the different sides of the drug war in Bolivia, and the effect on the children in that country Coca is grown in Bolivia for tea and for medicine for high altitude, and is considered to be a sacred plant by the native people It can also be mixed with chemicals to make cocaine The army in Bolivia was pulling up the crops grown by the coca farmers, the cocaleros, in conjunction with the American war on drugs It left the farmers with no income and no food.Diego, whose parents This book presents the different sides of the drug war in Bolivia, and the effect on the children in that country Coca is grown in Bolivia for tea and for medicine for high altitude, and is considered to be a sacred plant by the native people It can also be mixed with chemicals to make cocaine The army in Bolivia was pulling up the crops grown by the coca farmers, the cocaleros, in conjunction with the American war on drugs It left the farmers with no income and no food.Diego, whose parents were falsely imprisoned, has escaped from some cocaine processors who use young children to stomp on the coca leaves which have been mixed with chemicals to make a paste He is taken in by the Ricardos who grow coca for legitimate purposes After their crops are destroyed by the army, a large group of cocaleros organize a protest and block a bridge.The author educates the reader about Bolivia and the drug war while writing about Diego s adventures She also tells of the importance and dangers of a protest from the point of view of a twelve year old Overall, it was an interesting book

  5. Kellyn Kellyn says:

    Deborah Ellis is a brave, clear sighted writer who does not shrink from difficult topics In this sequel to I Am a Taxi Ellis continues the story of Diego and his family After escaping from the cocaine operation Diego stumbles into a small village where the Ricardo family take him into their home Soon however the village s fields are destroyed by the army Villagers join together to blockade road in order to prevent the army from continuing the destruction of their livlihood By focusing on th Deborah Ellis is a brave, clear sighted writer who does not shrink from difficult topics In this sequel to I Am a Taxi Ellis continues the story of Diego and his family After escaping from the cocaine operation Diego stumbles into a small village where the Ricardo family take him into their home Soon however the village s fields are destroyed by the army Villagers join together to blockade road in order to prevent the army from continuing the destruction of their livlihood By focusing on the plight of Diego, Ellis personalizes the plight of a people and demonstrates how decisions made in one area of the world have unforeseen negative consequences for others Sacred Leaf gives voice to a side of the war against drugs that is seldom heard

  6. Andrew Andrew says:

    Not as good as the first book, I am a Taxi This one is less exciting andmature The subject matter is probably a little higher than the reading level There is a lotinformation about politics and resistance of the coca growers This book is also a historical fiction, following Diego as he participates in specific events in Bolivian history It is still a good book and would be a valuable teaching tool for upper middle school to learn about peasant resistance A very fast read.

  7. Gracie Gracie says:

    I thought that this novel was a good conclusion to I Am A Taxi I liked the Captain, and thought that he was written well He was one of mu favourite characters because even though he was supposed to be the cocalero s blockade on the bridge, he didn t want to injure his fellow Bolivians I thought that Deborah Ellis had good character development Diego s friends all had a personality that went well with the story line Juanita is the tough girl that doesn t like Diego, and I think that helps th I thought that this novel was a good conclusion to I Am A Taxi I liked the Captain, and thought that he was written well He was one of mu favourite characters because even though he was supposed to be the cocalero s blockade on the bridge, he didn t want to injure his fellow Bolivians I thought that Deborah Ellis had good character development Diego s friends all had a personality that went well with the story line Juanita is the tough girl that doesn t like Diego, and I think that helps the book come alive

  8. Bethann Bethann says:

    This is the second book in a series I am reading In this book Diego is now staying with the Ricardo family and all of their cocoa leaves have been taken away by the Army The Army is trying to avoid the production of cocaine, and the Ricardo family is just trying to survive The taking of the cocoa leaves results in a blockade of people in the village The Captain of the Army only wants to help Diego return to his family, which in the end of the book he does Before the book ends, Diego and the This is the second book in a series I am reading In this book Diego is now staying with the Ricardo family and all of their cocoa leaves have been taken away by the Army The Army is trying to avoid the production of cocaine, and the Ricardo family is just trying to survive The taking of the cocoa leaves results in a blockade of people in the village The Captain of the Army only wants to help Diego return to his family, which in the end of the book he does Before the book ends, Diego and the Captain are working under cover to help stop the production of cocaine

  9. Tessa Tessa says:

    1 i wanted to read this book because my mum said it was a great book and i would love it 2 on the bingo board it fill the box a book that teaches you about a culture other than your own 3 one of my fav parts is when he escapes from the camp it s my fav part because i is exciting and nerve racking 4 i lernt that i am lucky too have the life i have and don t take any thing for granted 5 i liked diego because he is the main person in the book and he is happy even when he is in a bad 1 i wanted to read this book because my mum said it was a great book and i would love it 2 on the bingo board it fill the box a book that teaches you about a culture other than your own 3 one of my fav parts is when he escapes from the camp it s my fav part because i is exciting and nerve racking 4 i lernt that i am lucky too have the life i have and don t take any thing for granted 5 i liked diego because he is the main person in the book and he is happy even when he is in a bad way place

  10. Laura Laura says:

    This series, The Cocalero Novels, introduced me to several problems that I had been unaware of children growing up in prisons, cocaine production, and the Bolivian revolution.I think some of my students would be interested in these topics I m just worried about the kids who would be most interested in how to fight the military police and Molotov cocktails.I rather liked the ending.

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