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.
Crime . . . Poverty . . Racism. George rose above it all. His journey through Foster Care was at times difficult, at times touching and at times very funny. His story will inspire anyone working with young people. Especially those in Foster and Adoptive Care, from Foster Parents to Youth, Social Workers and Foster Care Agencies. While his story begin with crime, poverty and racism, it ends with love, belonging and hope. Love . . . Belonging . . . Hope
Author: Shyima Hall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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.
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.
Imagine leaving everything you’ve ever known—your friends, family, and home—to travel along roads you’ve never seen before, getting help from people you’ve never met before, with the constant threat of capture hovering over your every move. Would you risk your life on the Underground Railroad to gain freedom from slavery? In The Underground Railroad: Navigate the Journey from Slavery to Freedom, readers ages 9 to 12 examine how slavery developed in the United States and what motivated abolitionists to work for its destruction. The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses operated by conductors and station masters, both black and white. Readers follow true stories of enslaved people who braved patrols, the wilderness, hunger, and their own fear in a quest for freedom. In The Underground Railroad, readers dissect primary sources, including slave narratives and runaway ads. Projects include composing a song with a hidden message and navigating by reading the nighttime sky. Amidst the countless tragedies that centuries of slavery brought to African Americans lie tales of hope, resistance, courage, sacrifice, and victory—truly an American story.
Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course. I wish I were more competent to the task I have undertaken. But I trust my readers will excuse deficiencies in consideration of circumstances. I was born and reared in Slavery; and I remained in a Slave State twenty-seven years. Since I have been at the North, it has been necessary for me to work diligently for my own support, and the education of my children. This has not left me much leisure to make up for the loss of early opportunities to improve myself; and it has compelled me to write these pages at irregular intervals, whenever I could snatch an hour from household duties.
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Gunther Karger tells of his miraculous esscape from Nazi Germany at age six to Sweden where he lived in two foster homes and an orphanage. Then, he tells of his four years living in virtual slavery in a foster home in the U.S.A. The book covers his early career in the U.S. Air Force where he met his future wife, Shirley and his life journey with her. The book tells of his service in the Cold War and corporate America in an intelligence group sounding like a real life Jack Ryan of Tom Clancy stories. The second part of his book tells of America's decline after 9/11 and the major factors contributing. Finally he leads us through the present to the near future predicting how America despite its ongoing political self destruction gets saved by a general elected by a new third party. Gunther Karger based on his personal extremely wide experience and uncanny ability to perceive and understand the rising complexity of the evolving world gives a highly credible and believable projection of what will be seen olver the next 20 years by the year 2035. The book is structured in many short topic focused chapters and could even be suitable as a handbook for strategic planners in govewrnment and industry. For sure, it is a must read by anyone interested learning the real truth about what's been happening, why it happened and where the country and the world is headed.