Sunday, October 18, 2009

I am a Taxi by Deborah Ellis

Diego lives in the Women's Prison in Bolivia with his mom and sister. His dad is across the road in the Men's Prison. Life is difficult for Diego and he always worries about money and taking care of his family. Because Diego is a child, he is allowed to come and go as he pleases from the prison. He often hires himself out to inmates as their 'taxi' buying things from around the town for them.
When his best friend comes up with a job that will bring in lots of money, Diego thinks this is a solution to all of his problems. The only problem is this job takes Diego away from the safety of his family into the hands of the drug smugglers.
Once again, Deborah Ellis writes a story that opens our eyes to the way children around the world live.


  1. I am Reading this right now it is anazing Jordan

  2. I just finished it was a great stroy and I figured out the sequel is scarced leaf which I have already read for silver birch sacred leaf is good but not as good as I am a taxi Jordan

  3. If you want to know more about the actual conditions in Bolivian prisons check out: