Stolen

Author: Katariina PhD Rosenblatt
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441246141
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of being lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.

Stolen

Author: Katariina PhD Rosenblatt
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 0800723457
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Sex trafficking is currently a hot news topic, but it is not a new problem or just a problem in "other" countries. Every year, an estimated 300,000 American children are at risk of being lured into the sex trade, some as young as eight years old. It is thought that up to 90 percent of victims are never rescued. Stolen is the true story of one survivor who escaped--more than once. First recruited while staying with her family at a hotel in Miami Beach, Katariina Rosenblatt was already a lonely and abused young girl who was yearning to be loved. She fell into the hands of a confident young woman who pretended friendship but slowly lured her into a child prostitution ring. For years afterward, a cycle of false friendship, threats, drugs, and violence kept her trapped. As Kat shares her harrowing experiences, readers will quickly realize the frightening truth that these terrible things could have happened to any child--a neighbor, a niece, a friend, a sister, a daughter. But beyond that, they will see that there is real hope for the victims of sex trafficking. Stolen is more than a warning. It is a celebration of survival that will inspire.

Rescuing Hope

Author: Susan Norris
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475966244
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Every two minutes, evil strips innocence from a child and sells her into slavery for sex. Not in a third-world country, but in the United States of America. Before you take another breath, the next victim will be tricked or taken from her family by a profit-hungry criminal. She could be a neighbor. A friend.Your sister. Your daughter. You. At fourteen, Hope Ellis is the all-American girl with a good life—until the day she tries to help her mom with their cross-town move by supervising the movers. When they finish, one of the men returns to the house and rapes her. Held silent by his threats, darkness begins to engulf her. But the rape proves to be the least of Hope’s troubles. In a gasping attempt at normalcy, she succumbs to the attention of a smooth-talking man on the subway. He promises acceptance. He declares his love. He lures her out from under the shelter of her suburban life. Hope’s disappearance sets a community in motion. She’s one of their own. They determine to find Hope, whatever the cost, before she’s lost forever. Will you?

God in a Brothel

Author: Daniel Walker
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869046
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Religion

This is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry. It is a story of triumph for the children and young teens released from a life of slavery and the rescuer who freed many hundreds of victims leading to the prosecution of dozens of perpetrators. And it is a story of haunting despair for those left behind in corrupt systems of law enforcement. It is the personal story of Daniel Walker, one man who followed a path of costly discipleship, agonizing failure and unlikely redemption. And it is a challenge to God's people to join in the battle that all might be freed.

The White Umbrella

Author: Mary Frances Bowley
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 9780802486790
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Religion

Stories of survivors of sex-trafficking. Sex trafficking. We hear about it on the nightly news and in special interest stories from around the world, but it occurs daily in communities all around us. Every year, thousands of young women are forced into sexual exploitation. Most are under the age of 18. The damage this causes to their emotions and souls is immeasurable. But they are not without hope. The White Umbrella tells stories of survivors as well as those who came alongside to help them to recovery. It describes the pain and the strength of these young women and those who held the “white umbrella” of protection and purity over them on the road to restoration. This book offers principles and guidance to anyone with a heart for these hurting young women and a desire to help. It is an ideal resource for individuals or organizations seeking to learn what they can do to assist these victims in becoming whole again.

Sex Trafficking

Author: Siddharth Kara
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231542630
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Law

Since the publication of Sex Trafficking in 2007, Siddharth Kara has continued to travel across countries and continents, documenting the local factors and economic forces that support sexual slavery worldwide. His riveting encounters with victims and traffickers informed his screenplay for Trafficked (2016), now a major motion picture. The film features familiar figures from Sex Trafficking and the shocking conditions of their exploitation. It also includes cases Kara has uncovered since his book debuted. This new paperback edition of Sex Trafficking includes a preface by Kara in which he discusses his findings and updates the statistics relating to his business and economic analysis of contemporary slavery. After fifteen years, Kara has recorded nearly 900 cases of sex trafficking in forty-one countries and has helped advise on numerous legal, tactical, and policy efforts for abolishing modern-day slavery across the globe. Sex Trafficking continues to lead as a resource for those hoping to expose this hidden evil and eradicate its practice once and for all.

Faraway

Author: R. K. Kline
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781634132077
Release Date: 2015-05-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Faraway has the advantage of having multiple appeals. Naturally, progressive churches that have study groups who want to read a very real and compelling story will be interested in this book. Other readers will be interested in the stories of human trafficking from a boy's perspective. Dr. Ric Curtis' contribution lends credibility to this audience. LGBTQ groups working for justice will also benefit reading this powerful story.Faraway is a cutting-edge resource that does not yet exist and shares a very important and badly needed story to those who have been affected by human trafficking, both in the past and also today.

Trafficked

Author: Sophie Hayes
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402281044
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The haunting, unforgettable memoir that took the UK by storm, Trafficked is a gripping first-hand account of a young woman who survived the horrors of human trafficking. Sophie Hayes, a young, educated English woman, was spending an idyllic weekend in Italy with her seemingly charming boyfriend. But the day of her return home, he made it clear she wasn't going anywhere. Punching and shouting at her, he threatened to kill her adored younger brothers if she didn't cooperate to help him pay off hundreds of thousands of dollars he'd racked up in debts. Over the next six months, Sophie is forced to work as a prostitute in a country where she didn't speak the language, nobody knows her whereabouts, and escape seems impossible. She struggles to survive, constantly at the mercy of her boyfriend's violent moods and living in fear of being killed by any of her customers. When a life-threatening illness lands her in the hospital, Sophie has a chance to phone her mother and escape—if her boyfriend doesn't get to her first. Chilling and captivating, Trafficked is one of the first memoirs to present a stunning personal look at the criminal human sex trafficking trade and bring this disturbingly widespread abuse to light.

Broken Silence

Author: Chong N. Kim
Publisher:
ISBN: 061596737X
Release Date: 2017-06-23
Genre:

All Asians are smart. Asians are very quiet and composed. We are the model minority... OR ARE WE? Chong Kim breaks the silence that has muzzled generations of cultural oppression and unties the invisible "gag" that has muted the voices of Asian-Americans for centuries. Broken Silence is the unbridled testimony of one person's account of cover-ups, racism, sexual abuse, and human trafficking.

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.

Bought and Sold

Author: Megan Stephens
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007594085
Release Date: 2015-01-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.

Girl for Sale

Author: Lara McDonnell
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781473501614
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

At the vulnerable age of 12, Lara McDonnell was picked out by a gang of men who befriended her, showered her with attention and gained her trust. Manipulated and groomed, her life quickly spiralled out of control as the men trafficked her around the country, deliberately keeping her compliant with drink and drugs. Deeply disturbed, and frightened about what the gang would do to her if she tried to break free, it would take over 4 years for Lara to find the strength to fight back, flee Oxford and escape her nightmare. This is her heartbreaking story.

The Diary of Jasmine Grace

Author: Jasmine Grace Marino
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1541154940
Release Date: 2016-12-16
Genre:

In her true story, The Diary of Jasmine Grace, this modern-day abolitionist reflects on the values and experiences that influenced her. From dating a man who would eventually sell her body, to finding redemption in the back seat of a car, Jasmine reveals the strengths, vulnerabilities and processes that changed her. She opens a door into her life as a prostitute, sharing her diary and the struggles that eventually landed her a seat in a 12-step program, a job in the anti-trafficking movement and a place in a community church. Speaking candidly about her years as a prostitute and heroin addict, Jasmine discusses how faith influenced her, and she sheds light on the road to recovery, relapse and redemption. Readers will: ∙ Understand the manipulation and mental programming in commercial sex ∙ Realize the role of the brain in addictive behaviors and recovery ∙ Learn about recovery obstacles after exiting the commercial sex trade

When Hope Calls

Author: David Lui
Publisher:
ISBN: 1974349136
Release Date: 2017-08-27
Genre:

One phone call.One kidnapped girl.One impossible rescue mission.When the staff of a human rights NGO receive a call from a distraught girl, Mya, claiming she had been kidnapped, they are thrown on a gut-wrenching quest. They don't know who she is. They don't know where she is or her destination. All they have is a phone connection. Every clue draws them closer to her rescue...or pushes them to frustration. Within the next twelve hours, they must each make daring sacrifices and be tested to their limit.The clock is ticking, the odds are against them...will they be able find Mya?Based on a true story, this gripping novella will draw you into the world of human trafficking NGO work. When the action is over and the smoke fades, one question remains: What will YOU do?NOTE: All proceeds from this book will go to an anti-human trafficking NGO based in Hong Kong.

The Slave Across the Street

Author: Theresa L. Flores
Publisher: Ampelon Publishing
ISBN: 9780982328682
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Reveals how the author became a victim of human trafficking while living at home with her unsuspecting parents in a Detroit suburb, discussing how she healed the wounds of sexual exploitation and offering important education and prevention advice.