Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday - 169

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill at Breaking the Spine for bloggers and readers to see what new books will be published soon.

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave by Shyima Hall

An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.

Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt’s capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima’s servitude—but her journey to true freedom was far from over.

A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In Hidden Girl, Shyima candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic. (From GoodReads)

Wow! Hidden Girl seems like it will be sad and horrible, but uplifting at the same time. I want to learn more about this topic. Hidden Girl will be released January 21, 2014.

1 comment:

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