Diego's Pride

Deborah Ellis
NZD $17.99

Further true-to-life adventures for Diego, a gutsy young Bolivian boy caught between fighting for justice and returning home to his family. A brave, revealing novel from the author of the best-selling 'Parvana' books.

After the cruelty of the coca pits, the Ricardo's farm seems like a blissful haven to Diego. He works hard with the family to harvest their coca crop and earn money to go home. But then come the soldiers, with orders to confiscate the entire coca harvest and destroy the plants. Driven to desperate protest by the loss of their livelihood, the local farmers organise road blockades that shut down all of Bolivia. Quick and clever, Diego soon finds himself in the heat of the action. But he faces a terrible choice: should he stay and help the cocaleros in their fight for justice, or grab the chance to head home? And what will happen when government soldiers and blockaders confront each other head-on?

A thrilling sequel to Diego, Run! this is another brave, revealing novel from the author of the best-selling Parvana books.

Author bio:

Deborah Ellis is an internationally acclaimed Canadian author. Her first children's book, Looking for X, won the Canadian Governor General's Award for Children's Literature. Since then, she has become a best-selling author in Australia and overseas, loved by children and adults for her Parvana books. She has also written non-fiction about refugees for adults and children. All of her work reflects her strong social conscience and storytelling skills.

Category: Young adult fiction
ISBN: 9781741754308
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: March 2008
Page Extent: 192
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 10 - 14
Subject: Young adult fiction