They're not just things you can use to accessorize your nightstand. They can be windows into other people's lives.
These books are about the crime of human trafficking and the stories of people who have survived it.
If you find reading by yourself to be boring or lonely, invite some friends to read the book with you, and then share what you learn online. Not only does this make reading more fun, it's also a way that you can raise awareness about human trafficking among your social network.
In Pursuit of Love
In Pursuit of Love: One Woman’s Journey from Trafficked to Triumphant by Rebecca Bender Born and raised in a small Oregon town, all-American girl Rebecca Bender was a varsity athlete and honor roll student with a promising future. Then a predator pretending to be her boyfriend lured her into a web of lies that sent her down a path she never imagined possible. Through Rebecca's incredible story of redemption, we remember that our past does not have to determine our destiny.
Girls Like Us
Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale: A Memoir by Rachel Lloyd A deeply moving story by a survivor of the commercial sex industry who has devoted her career to activism and helping other young girls escape "the life."
Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them by Julian Sher Somebody's Daughter takes you behind the scenes to expose one of America's most under-reported crimes: the trafficking of American girls on American streets.
God in a Brothel
God in a Brothel: An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue by Daniel Walker This is the true story of an undercover investigator's experiences infiltrating the multi-billion-dollar global sex industry.
Sold by Patricia McCormick Sold is a novel by Patricia McCormick, published in 2006. It tells the story of a girl from Nepal named Lakshmi, who is sold into sexual slavery in India.
The Road of Lost Innocence
The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine by Somali Mam As a girl she was sold into sexual slavery, but now she rescues others. The story of a Cambodian heroine.
The Slave Next Door
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States.
Half the Sky
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn The book argues that the oppression of women worldwide is "the paramount moral challenge" of the present era, much as the fight against slavery was in the past.
Not for Sale
Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade – and How We Can Fight It by David Batstone Batstone tells readers what they can do to stop the modern slave trade. Like Kevin Bales’ Disposable People and Ending Slavery, or E. Benjamin Skinner’s A Crime So Monstrous, Batstone’s Not for Sale is an informative and necessary manifesto for universal freedom.
Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery by Siddharth Kara In the book, Kara draws on his background in finance, economics and law to provide what is widely considered to be the first ever comprehensive business, economic and legal analysis of contemporary slavery worldwide, focusing on sex trafficking, its most profitable and barbaric form.
The Slave Across the Street
The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores and Peggy Sue Wells In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit.
Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave by Sibel Hodge Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave is a gritty, gripping, and tear-jerking novella, inspired by real victims' accounts and research into the sex trafficking underworld.
Runaway Girl: Escaping Life on the Streets, One Helping Hand at a Time by Carissa Phelps Carissa Phelps was a runner. By the time she was twelve, she had run away from home, dropped out of school, and fled blindly into the arms of a brutal pimp. Even when she escaped him, she could not outrun the crushing inner pain of abuse, neglect, and abandonment.
Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Childre by Kathryn Farr One million people are trafficked into the sex industry each year. In this timely and provocative study, Kathryn Farr documents the macro and micro impact of trafficking women and children into this industry on a global scale. Farr looks not only at the victims themselves, but also at the sex trade's main players, organized crime structure, economic conditions, and role in which various militaries perpetuate its demand.
Terrify No More
Terrify No More: Young Girls Held Captive and the Daring Undercover Operation to Win Their Freedom by Gary Haugen In a small village outside Phnom Penh, children as young as five are bought and sold as sex slaves. In Terrify No More an international team of investigators goes undercover to infiltrate this ring of brothels and gather evidence needed to free these girls.
Slave Hunter: One Man’s Global Quest to Free Victims of Human Trafficking by Aaron Cohen From living the rock star life to wading through the world's war zones, refugee camps, and brothels, Aaron Cohen left behind his closest friends, his dying father, and his partnership with a legendary musician to take on treacherous rescue missions in search of modern-day
Not in My Town
Not in My Town: Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery by Dillon Burroughs Slavery still exists--here. Tens of millions of humans live in bondage worldwide, tens of thousands in the US. As seen recently on Fox News, Dillon Burroughs and Charles Powell bring awareness about what’s happening in our nation and world.
Daughters: The Heartbreak of Human Trafficking by James W. Nelson Eighteen-year-old Emma has been abducted and will enter the "high-end" prostitution trade...after receiving some brutal training.
Enslaved: True Stories of Modern Day Slavery by Sage Jesse Twenty-seven million people are estimated to be held in slavery around the world today. This collection of first-hand accounts will raise awareness and show how slavery is thriving in the twenty first century.
Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves by Kevin Bales In Ending Slavery, Bales again grapples with the struggle to end this ancient evil and presents the ideas and insights that can finally lead to slavery's extinction. Recalling his own involvement in the antislavery movement, he recounts a personal journey in search of the solution and explains how governments and citizens can build a world without slavery.