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Sold | Patricia McCormick
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Lakshmi is a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal. Though she is desperately poor, her life is full of simple pleasures, like playing hopscotch with her best friend from school, and having her mother brush her hair by the light of an oil lamp. But when the harsh Himalayan monsoons wash away all that remains of the family's crops, Lakshmi's stepfather says she must leave home and take a job to support her family. He introduces her to a glamorous stranger who tells her she will find her a job as a maid in the city. Glad to be able to help, Lakshmi journeys to India and arrives at "Happiness House" full of hope. But she soon learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
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Such a haunting cover. A book that will always stay in your soul!

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Well written, but heartbreaking. Easy to get through in one afternoon, and definitely worth the read.

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Currently clocking in at 17.5 hours for #24B4Monday, and just getting started on the tagged audiobook. My weekend is finally getting started, and I‘m thrilled to be off work until Wednesday 🤪🥳

Andrew65 That‘s great, plenty of reading time ahead. 😊👍 5mo
jb72 You are doing so good! Way to go! 🎉 5mo
tracey38 I wish my weekend didn't go by so fast! Enjoy yours! 5mo
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Four books for me this month. Two kids, two adult- all excellent. How did you all do?

KristenDuck Five audio, five kindle/hardback... countless children‘s books since I‘m a teacher! 6mo
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Four books for me this month. Two kids, two adult- all excellent. How did you all do?

mreads Hedgehog is on my TBR pile for this month 6mo
MoniqueReads305 I listened to Sold on audiobook and it was excellent. 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Well done! 💖📚💖 Sold was very good. 6mo
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RavenLovelyReads @mreads I‘d never heard of it- but I really enjoyed it! Let me know what you think! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @MoniqueReads305 I didn‘t know it was on audio! I read it in two sittings! 6mo
RavenLovelyReads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thank you! Sadly, it‘s the mist I‘ve read in a few months 😇 6mo
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Important for YA

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“This has always been [women‘s] fate. Simply to endure is to triumph.”

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⭐️5/5 I loved this YA verse novel. It‘s a heart wrenching story of a young girl sold into sex trafficking. The authors uses the power of white space amazingly in here and pulls readers into the reality for thousands of young girls across the world.

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#adventrecommends @emilyrose_x
Outside of Nepal, at least half a million children are sold into slavery yearly

Tamra This one sticks with you. 12mo
nu-bibliophile I've been meaning to buy that book. 12mo
tammysue I think this would be too sad for me to read. 12mo
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Heartbreaking...haunting...real.

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I absolutely adored this book, not only did it bring out the issue of child prostitution, but it really made my heart smile, cry and swell all at the same time.

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This is the last fiction book that I was given and I wanted to post it on its own. It seems like a book that I should have heard of or seen before, but I haven't. It is also written in verse.

It is endorsed by Amnesty International and tells the story of a child slave in Nepal.

I think it will be a heartbreaking but important book

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CoverToCoverGirl
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My tiny #stack for #DeweysReadAThon. Sadly I am working #Saturday so that is seriously going to cut into my reading time. @SquidgetsRoom

#ReadAThon

LauraJ I had to work during the spring readathon. It sucked, but I still had fun for a few hours. Join us when you can. 14mo
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Hard to read but this is real to nearly 12,000 Nepali girls who are sold by their families each year...

Soubhiville I thought this book was great. But yes, not a happy subject. 14mo
heidisreads Such a powerful book. I heard the author speak about this one and couldn‘t stop talking about it for weeks. Impactful! is an understatement. 14mo
Tamra Difficult eye opening read. 14mo
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MaggieCarr
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"I've spent so much time here, I must be 14 by now."
"The men pay 30 rupees to be with me."

30 rupees = $0.41 USD

There are currently more people owned by other people than any other time in history.

JaclynW Oh no. This is horrible! 😢 1y
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LittleBug
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#SisforSeptember Day 14: #Sold

Number of books #sold to me this month🙈🤩
#stillcatchingup

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The 3rd book I finished over the weekend was Sold. One of the 10th grade English classes I‘m in is going to be starting this book soon.

Human traffickers have always been at the tippy top of my shit list, followed by child rapists. Bringing awareness about it has always been a priority of mine so I‘m glad this book is being read in our class.

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LibrarianJen
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I‘m not really on a YA kick at the moment but I‘m trying to read the books that the students I monitor are reading in their classes. This lets me anticipate any triggers they may have and prepare accordingly. It also helps me help them with their class work. These are the first two books on deck. #SpecialEdRocks #AllStudents #ItsGreatToBeAHawk

Tamra Sold is devastating. 1y
LibrarianJen @Tamra I‘m 30 pages in and yeah... 1y
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"Each year, nearly 12,000 Nepali girls are sold by their families, intentionally or unwittingly, into a life of sexual slavery in the brothels of India. Worldwide, the US State Dept estimates that nearly half a million children are trafficked into the sex trade annually."

Bookwomble Shocking and very sad statistics. 1y
BookaholicNatty @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego this is something that I‘m very passionate about!!! I had never heard of this book tho so I‘m super glad you shared it! I stay involved in a company called International Justice Mission and this is what they work to eradicate. And i love the work they do! Have you heard of them before? 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @BookaholicNatty I have not heard of them before, but it's a worthwhile cause, that's for sure. 1y
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#LitsyAtoZ #S✔️This is definitely not the most uplifting book to begin the new year, but it‘s important. Nearly 500,000 children are sold into sex slavery worldwide every year.

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This book was painful to read. I felt anxious and horrified as I followed the story of this young girl. I appreciate that this topic is being researched and written about. In regards to the actual writing of the book, I did not mind style. I read the book in two settings. "Each year, nearly 12,000 Nepali girls are sold by their families, intentionally or unwittingly, into a life of sexual slavery in the brothels of India."

Tamra This was powerful. 2y
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This story has been told before... The author manages to tell this gut-wrenching and devastating account and tells it in a beautiful language. I listen to the audio book and I really thing it made it even better!

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I listened to this one, and it was really sad. There's too much of this in the world.

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This is a must read. If you're not angry, you don't know enough.

Books that fit in this pocket are essential

Tamra Haunting read. 2y
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Ashley_Nicoletto Such a powerful tiny book. 💚 2y
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Finished this book in a few hours, but I think it will stay with me for the rest of my life. Lakshmi, a girl from Nepal, believes she is going to the city to start working as a maid, only to find out that she has actually been sold into prostitution. She narrates her journey in short verse that is both beautiful and heartbreaking.

Nebklvr This was rough and you will most definitely remember it...as have i 2y
Cathythoughts Thank you , stacking. 2y
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Slow morning at the bookstore means it's time to knock out my second book club book for the month.

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This book was absolutely devastating. It's told in short chapters that are almost poetry. Not only did it help me understand the enormous tragedy of what these young girls experience, but also helped me understand why it can be so hard to rescue them, given the misinformation they are led to believe.

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Guys, if you haven't read this book pick it up and check it out. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking, book written in prose (correct me if this isn't the word I'm looking for - it feels wrong) about a 13 year old girl who is sold into the sex slave trade in India. #yellowcovers #riotgrams

Lindy It's almost a verse narrative, or perhaps vignettes, rather than regular prose. Spare and powerful. 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto @Lindy Yes! I like it. It's a little hard to describe. Thank you for helping me find my words. 3y
Lindy @Ashley_Nicoletto You are welcome. I thought of Sold when I read another very good one about sex workers in India: 3y
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I saw the movie based on this book today. It was about child trafficking and the prostitution business in India. Obviously a very heavy topic but the movie was taken well. I'm curious to know if anyone has read the book this movie is based on. Even if you haven't, I'd encourage you to watch this award winning movie.

Nebklvr It was a tough read! 3y
ramyasbookshelf @Nebklvr I can see that. I also somehow feel it might be more graphic than the movie.. going to have to read it. 3y
josie281 It was a really touching read. 3y
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Peddler410 One of the teachers in my middle school recommended this to me but I haven't gotten to it yet. She used to recommend it to her students -- she retired a few years ago. 3y
Cinfhen 💔 3y
BookishFeminist It was a really good but difficult read. Middle grade or young adult I believe? I felt it was pretty age appropriate when I read it. Haven't seen the movie but want to now! (edited) 3y
ramyasbookshelf @BookishFeminist hey night owl! Should have known you'd be awake this late too :) was it really a young adult novel? The themes are so difficult! I highly recommend the movie. Try to watch it :) 3y
ramyasbookshelf @Peddler410 I'm surprised it is a middle school read. I don't know how I would have reacted to such difficult topics then! 3y
ramyasbookshelf @josie281 I'm going to have to pick it up! 3y
ramyasbookshelf @Cinfhen very heart breaking. The plight of the girl in the prostitution house was depressing. 3y
BookishFeminist @ramyasbookshelf 😂😂 yep & back at you! I am on my way to bed though. I felt it was a middle grade/YA book and while difficult topic wise, I don't remember it being explicit. I'm not the best judge for this but also know a few middle school teachers that keep it in their classrooms. Definitely going to watch the movie! 3y
Lindy I loved the book, so thank you for letting me know it is now a movie. The writing style is very poetic, sort of vignettes. 3y
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I went walking with a friend today and stumbled upon a rally.

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Heartbreaking story of girls sold into the sex trade. It's wonderfully designed and the point of view is very authentic.

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Went to program on the prevalence of sex trafficking (even in our more rural areas). Oh, my....

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This was an eye opening & devastating read.

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To honor the many women & children who are affected by human and sex trafficking across the world, here's a list of fiction books, from middle grade to adult, that deal with this difficult subject. It's important we share their stories and fight this form of modern day slavery. I'll also post some nonfiction recommendations. ✊🏼

I read Sold a couple years ago and it's an incredible YA book on trafficking in Nepal.

#HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay

Theresa I second that endorsement for Sold. 3y
Christy2318 The Guest Room was good. 3y
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Today is #HumanTraffickingAwarenessDay.

Anuradha Koirala is a Nepalese activist who founded Maiti Nepal, a nonprofit that helps victims of sex trafficking. She runs a rehabilitation home in Kathmandu & has helped rescue & rehabilitate more than 12,000 women & girls since 1993. She helps them go back to their families or live on their own, helps patrol the Indian/Nepal border, & brings back victims from Indian brothels. 🙌🏽

#wonderwomanwednesday

SuperPunkNinja ❤❤❤ 3y
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This a powerful novel about a young girl, Lakshmi, in the mountains of Nepal who's family sells her into prostitution because of their debt. She is taken over borders, beaten, drugged, sexually abused and kept a prisoner in the brothel. This is a story of lost innocence, strength & sheer will. Justine Eyre did a phenomenal job as a narrator & I was surprised to find out that it was she who did the narration & not someone from Nepal or India.

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Heartbreaking.

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#Childprotagonists #photoadaynov16
Although this isn't an easy book to read, I thought it was excellent.

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Staring this one (audiobook). Not sure if my heart is ready. #DiverseAThon

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2016, Book 8 "I have been beaten here, locked away, violated a hundred times and a hundred times more. I have been starved and cheated, tricked and disgraced. How odd it is that I am undone by the simple kindness of a small boy with a yellow pencil."

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2016, Book 8 "I have been beaten here, locked away, violated a hundred times and a hundred times more. I have been starved and cheated, tricked and disgraced. How odd it is that I am undone by the simple kindness of a small boy with a yellow pencil."

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Finished this audio this evening. Sex trafficking is such a difficult subject. I felt the author took it on well. This is a short, sad story of a little girl who finds herself sold into a terrible situation. It's not easy to read, but it's well written.

Texreader I'm pretty sure I couldn't stomach this one. So so sad. 3y
BookishFeminist Agreed. It's not easy but it's important. I thought this was a good, maddeningly realistic book. 3y
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@bookriot thanks for the Facebook post about Audible's anniversary sale- these are just 3 of 6 I just bought. Oops! They were on my Litsy TBR Stack, so that makes it ok, right Littens?

Notafraidofwords The reason I jump and Under The Udala Trees are both amazing ! 3y
moranadatter Under the Udala Trees was a tough read for me. Tough, but good. 3y
readinginthedark Sold is fantastic but so hard to read! 3y
Soubhiville @kmdartist @readinginthedark I seem to pick a lot of dark and difficult reads, but I'm glad to hear they are good. I'm looking forward to all of them! 3y
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This book is so beautifully written, and tells a tragic story in the most poetic way possible. I think it's a book that will resonate with teenage readers as well as adults. Awareness on the topic of human trafficking is far too minimal, and Patricia McCormick should be commended for Sold.

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This is a powerful book about a girl sold into prostitution to support her family. The story starts off in Nepal, where the main character Lakshmi lives with her family. As the story continues, we see her sold into prostitution and then what her life was like in the brothel. Completely devastating