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FOR YOUTH from the 2012 Reading Program
by Patricia McCormick

Though desperately poor, 13-yearold Lakshmi’s life in a small village in Nepal is full of simple pleasures. But then a monsoon washes away the family’s crops, and Lakshmi’s stepfather says she must take a job to support her family. Thinking she has a job as a maid in the city, she is glad to help. But then she learns the unthinkable truth: she has been sold into prostitution.
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The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America TodayThe Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today

From the 2012 Reading Program
by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

Slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight—the dishwasher in the restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the department store—and we meet some unexpected slaveholders. This book calls us to action to bring an end to this horrific crime.
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Purchase information: $16.95
 

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