Eighteen Years of Slavery

Author: Tyrone Obaseki
ISBN: 1542771889
Release Date: 2017-03-31

Hailed by some to be one of the most compelling stories of resilience and faith, 18 Years of Slavery, chronicles the peripatetic and convoluted life of a orphan who endured years of trauma unspeakable in the foster care system. This heart wrenching story, details the struggle of a orphans journey into manhood. Although born into darkness, he waded through it as best as he could and eventually found a sense of redemption and freedom when he discovered his purpose and unique gift. Take a journey through this transparent memoir that gives an eye opening account of how Jesus Christ helped a child defy the odds & journey beyond the trauma & stigma associated with being oppressed & marginalized in the Texas foster care system.

Hidden Girl

Author: Shyima Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442481688
Release Date: 2014-01-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

A Chance in the World

Author: Steve Pemberton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781595552631
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Chronicles the author's life and his hope and determination that helped to transform him from a neglected, orphaned toddler to a successful adult.

That Mean Old Yesterday

Author: Stacey Patton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471109690
Release Date: 2012-12-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

'So there I was - a twenty-one year old black female university student walking down a suburban street with a gun, no shoes and murder on my mind. I was going to kill the past. I didn't know what else to do with it' Stacey Patton today is a vibrant and impressive young woman with a promising career in journalism. Yet her childhood was a battleground of bullying, abuse and mental torture. Abandoned by her birth mother, Stacey was placed in the New Jersey foster care system and was apparently lucky to be adopted by a hardworking, God-fearing African American couple. Yet something else was going on in this immaculately kept home - punishment in terrible ways, physical, emotional and sexual. Her mother was tyrannical and her father, either so in love with or in fear of his wife, turned a blind eye to the abuse she heaped on their love-starved little girl. Stacey survived by channelling her energy into her school work and her education raised her from the shackles of her unhappy home. Drawing parallels between her own childhood and the treatment of black slaves brought to America, Stacey Patton weaves the moving story of her own painful upbringing with the shameful slave history of America.

The Classic Slave Narratives

Author: Henry Louis Gates
Publisher: Signet Classic
ISBN: 0451532139
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Presents four narratives in which former slaves describe their experiences in captivity and portray the harsh conditions they faced in everyday life.

The Burden

Author: Rochelle Riley
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814345153
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre: Literary Collections

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

The Stovepipe

Author: Bonnie E. Virag
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781936782307
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Describes the author's experiences in Canada's foster care system, including the day she and four other siblings were taken from their home, the conditions they faced at a tobacco farm, her twin sister's rape, and the individuals who helped them.

Life of a Bastard

Author: Damien Black
Publisher: Booklocker.com
ISBN: 1634924444
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Javier Soto's real life journey of life in foster care during the 70's and 80's. Javier's uncensored story involves taboo topics of child abuse and sexual assault while he schemes to survive at all cost. Will he endure and find purpose, or be forever institutionalized?

And Life Continues

Author: Wendy Barnes
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1502304171
Release Date: 2015-01-19
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Wendy Barnes was introduced to sex trafficking by her first love, the father of her children. And Life Continues is her story: how she became a victim of human trafficking, why she was unable to leave the man who enslaved her for fifteen years, and the obstacles she overcame to heal and rebuild her life after she was rescued.


Author: Jabali Smith
ISBN: 0996295143
Release Date: 2017-10-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jabali Smith was a 6-yr-old in Berkeley, California when he was trafficked along with his sister over the border into Mexico and held captive by a messianic doomsday sex cult. SLAVE courageously and boldly chronicles his journey as a child slave; the escape and the eventual rise from the ashes of tragedy. A story of unimaginable suffering followed by the discovery of success, love, compassion and forgiveness. Jabali spent years being beaten, tortured, starved, sexualized, brainwashed, and confined to a dark closet in both Mexico and the United States. His disappearance and re-emergence years later with no alarms set off within our societal system represents the current fracture of communication allowing human trafficking to flourish into the fastest growing business & commodity in the World. Instead of remaining bitter, Jabali became a devoted, loving father and founder of The Well Child Foundation, serving children and their need for empowerment in a way that he never experienced as a child. SLAVE exposes not only the suffering of human trafficking victims but the indomitable spirit of survivors and all that is possible when faith survives the ultimate challenge.

The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster

Author: JoAnne O'Connell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442253872
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre: Music

JoAnne O’Connell reveals a prolific composer who concealed his sympathies for slaves in his plantation songs and wrote in diverse styles to satisfy the changing tastes of his generation. This intimate biography offers an invaluable portrait of the musical, political, economic, social, racial, and gender issues of Antebellum and Civil War America.

Uncle Tom s Cabin

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Release Date: 1879
Genre: African Americans

Small Town Big Miracle

Author: W. C. Martin
Publisher: Focus on the Family Pub
ISBN: 1589974433
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Family & Relationships

On one memorable day, while Bishop Martin and his wife, Donna, were in prayer together, God gave them a one-word message: "Adopt!" Over the next five years, the Martins would adopt four kids. Others in their church community have heard the call and have now adopted 72 children.

Flight to Ohio

Author: Mary Anderson Parks
ISBN: 099701962X
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Author Mary Anderson Parks has a secret, and the fictional characters of Flight to Ohio are playing out a possible version of the history of that secret. Compelling, emotional, and beautifully written, Flight to Ohio will hold you rapt.