Such a haunting cover. A book that will always stay in your soul!
Well written, but heartbreaking. Easy to get through in one afternoon, and definitely worth the read.
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 🤪🥳
Four books for me this month. Two kids, two adult- all excellent. How did you all do?
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
Hard to read but this is real to nearly 12,000 Nepali girls who are sold by their families each year...
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.
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
"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."
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. 🙌🏽
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.
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.
@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?
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.
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