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6 Revealing Books About Human Trafficking

The dark side of so many societies, these insightful books aim to educate and raise awareness of this terrible trap

Human trafficking affects so many people and happens on a daily basis. The result? We don’t hear about it on the news as often as we should. Society seems to have pretended to have forgotten about this major issue.

These books are heavy reads, but they reveal much about this underground system of transporting humans lives. From how traffickers lure innocent lives into their web, to real life stories of being trafficked, these books are eye opening and come strongly recommended.

#1 Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Alexandra Lutnick

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking by Alexandra LutnickGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book analyzes the language and systems affecting the trafficking of minors. Not only do the girls/etc not reference their boyfriends/etc as pimps, but they also avoid social services out of fear. So many them go from one abusive situation for another. Alexandra Lutnick makes it clear that policy change is needed to not only decriminalize sex work but also to give basic human rights to people who are under 18.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#2 Girls Like Us by Rachel Lloyd

Girls Like Us by Rachel LloydGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

This book explains how Rachel Lloyd survived sex trafficking and went on to create GEMS, an organization that helps girls trying to get out of the sex industry in New York City. It’s a powerful memoir that extends beyond herself to include stories about the girls she works with. Lloyd models how to give people patience and space and time to unlearn personal guilt for systematic social problems.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#3 Slaves among Us By Monique Villa

Slaves among Us By Monique VillaGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Through the stories of three remarkable individuals who share how they fell victim to traffickers and how their bodies and souls resisted an enterprise of total destruction, Monique Villa takes us around the world-from Ohio to Tokyo, London to India, Qatar to Colombia-to uncover a parallel world where men, women, and children are dehumanized and reduced to obedient machines.

Written by a global leader in the fight against human trafficking, this powerful book uncovers the hidden world of slaves-no longer physically in chains-who walk among us, trapped in a cycle of exploitation. Despite significant progress in the fight for human rights, slavery continues to flourish.. In fact, there are more slaves today, in countries rich and poor, than at any point in the past.

By giving voice to survivors of this horrific trade, Villa vividly illustrates dire situations we can do something about. Her call to action outlines concrete steps to safeguard the vulnerable among us and to eliminate slavery in our time.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#4 Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust Grillo

Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust GrilloGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

Fear of being abandoned keeps nineteen-year-old Harmony Dust trapped in an abusive and cruel relationship. She thinks she has hit bottom―tens of thousands of dollars in debt, struggling to get by, and so controlled by her boyfriend that she doesn’t protest when he begins openly sleeping around. Things can’t get worse . . . until someone tells her how much money she can make as an exotic dancer. For the next three years, Harmony lives a double life as Monique, a dancer in a fully-nude strip club.

After living is this world of turmoil, she meets and begins to friend women who have a similar pasts, they have been victims, sold into sex trafficking with little help and not many options. This is where her story begins…..

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#5 Scars and Stilettos 2nd Edition by Harmony Dust Grillo

Scars and Stilettos 2nd Edition by Harmony Dust GrilloGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

The story of human trafficking and those sold into the sex industry continues.

Scars and Stilettos: At thirteen, after being abandoned by her mother one summer and left to take care of her younger brother, Harmony becomes susceptible to a relationship that turns out to be toxic, abusive, and ultimately exploitative. She eventually finds herself working in a strip club at the age of nineteen, and her boyfriend becomes her pimp, controlling her every move and taking all of her money. Ultimately, she discovers a path to freedom and a whole new life.

Before buying a book make sure to compare price and outlet, we have included links below to several large book outlets for different regions in the world:

#6 Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Redeeming Love by Francine RiversGet this book or read more reviews of it by using the links below

It is inspired from the Book of Hosea in the Bible. It is romance, faith, and redemption in one book. It is about Angel, a girl who was sold into prostitution as a child. With that unfortunate circumstance, a man named Michael was sent by God to save her from that life by marrying her.

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Contributors to this article
Rachel Wagner from Rachel-Wagner

Susan McEachern from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Chantay Bridges from TREASURES

Joseph Wilson from MintResume

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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