Nobody's Girl

A Memoir of Lost Innocence, Modern Day Slavery & Transformation


Author: Barbara Amaya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991255023

Category: Child trafficking victims

Page: 245

View: 3145

The ten years spent as a victim in the world of human trafficking is just the beginning of the story

Hidden Girl

The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave


Author: Shyima Hall,Lisa Wysocky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442481684

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1739

The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.

Runaway Girl

Escaping Life on the Streets


Author: Carissa Phelps

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 0143123335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

View: 2648

A preadolescent runaway describes the violence and trauma that marked her early life before the unexpected kindness of a teacher helped her to get off the streets and pursue a master's degree, tracing her subsequent dedication to helping other at-risk youth. 20,000 first printing.

Cry Purple

One Woman's Journey Through Homelessness, Crack Addiction and Prison to Blindness, Motherhood and Happiness


Author: Christine McDonald

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482053616

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

View: 9355

Gritty and gripping, this is the story of the author's journey from almost two decades of prostitution, crack addiction and prison to her present life of blindness, motherhood and happiness. She has survived brutality and discrimination with astonishing resilience and optimism. "Horrifying, heartbreaking, informative and inspiring." "A story from the heart...a riveting memoir." "An eye-opening view of life on the streets and beyond." "Cry Purple chronicles a shattered life, rebuilt through sheer determination, courage and faith." "The most inspiring story I've ever read. A must-read filled with hope."



Author: Octavia Butler

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083704

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

View: 7980

Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters, and each time the stay grows longer, more arduous, and more dangerous until it is uncertain whether or not Dana's life will end, long before it has a chance to begin.

And Life Continues

Sex Trafficking and My Journey to Freedom


Author: Wendy Barnes,Susan D. J. Foster

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502304179

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 380

View: 6658

Wendy Barnes was introduced to sex trafficking by her first love, the father of her children. And Life Continues is her story: how she became a victim of human trafficking, why she was unable to leave the man who enslaved her for fifteen years, and the obstacles she overcame to heal and rebuild her life after she was rescued.

Slave Girl


Author: Sarah Forsyth,Tim Tate

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844546855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 5005

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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (EasyRead Edition)


Author: Harriet A. Jacobs


ISBN: 1442901101

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 304

View: 8030

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We Can't Be Friends

A True Story


Author: Cyndy Etler

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492635774

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 5844

The companion to The Dead Inside, "[An] unnerving and heartrending memoir" (Publishers Weekly) This is the story of my return to high school. This is the true story of how I didn't die. High school sucks for a lot of people. High school extra sucks when you believe, deep in your soul, that every kid in the school is out to get you. I wasn't popular before I got locked up in Straight Inc., the notorious "tough love" program for troubled teens. So it's not like I was walking around thinking everyone liked me. But when you're psychologically beaten for sixteen months, you start to absorb the lessons. The lessons in Straight were: You are evil. Your peers are evil. Everything is evil except Straight, Inc. Before long, you're a true believer. And when you're finally released, sent back into the world, you crave safety. Crave being back in the warehouse. And if you can't be there, you'd rather be dead.

The Elephant Chaser's Daughter


Author: Shilpa Raj

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781976496738

Category: Social classes

Page: 282

View: 323

When you are a female born into a poor Indian family, the odds are already stacked greatly against you. The human drama captured in this memoir is nothing short of amazing - a young woman's struggle between the two worlds of her existence. Saved by her grandmother from being killed at birth for being a female, and abandoned by her mother at a young age, Shilpa faces the formidable constraints placed on her by her family and the village elders. The values with which she is being brought up in a school for poor children started by a philanthropist come in conflict with those of her family, tearing each other apart. Just when all seems settled, an unforeseen death under mysterious circumstances shatters whatever stability remains in her life. Pulled in opposite directions, and torn between despair and dreams, Shilpa finally makes a choice for her escape. But is she strong enough to stand up to the people she loves, and pursue what she wants? At its heart The Elephant Chaser's Daughter is about hope, when all seems lost. Written with raw honesty and grit, this is a deeply moving memoir of a young woman confronting her 'untouchable' status in a caste-based society, and her aspirations for a good future.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839022

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

View: 911

When A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's Court was published in 1889, Mark Twain was undergoing a series of personal and professional crises. In his Introduction, M. Thomas Inge shows how what began as a literary burlesque of British chivalry and culture developed to tragedy and into a novel that remains a major literary and cultural text for generations of new readers. This edition reproduces a number of the original drawings by Dan Beard, of whom Twain said "He not only illustrates the text but he illustrates my thoughts." About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The House on Sunset


Author: Lindsay Fischer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692711354


Page: 184

View: 4231

Lindsay Fischer was once a high school English teacher with dreams stretching far outside the classroom. When her boyfriend of a year-and-a-half cheated on her, Lindsay found herself alone, looking online for a replacement. His name was Mike. That's where the nightmare started. The House on Sunset is a memoir, a collection of reminiscences, scattering the ashes of two broken homes and putting them to rest. Each chapter offers a different glimpse inside the cycle of intimate partner violence, where honeymoon phases and traumas coexist. Everyone could fall victim to abusers. This book bravely displays the reasons a quirky, twenty-something teacher would, and did.

The Female Eunuch


Author: Germaine Greer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061972800

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6770

The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.

Closet Full of Coke

A Diary of a Teenage Drug Queen


Author: Indra Sena

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781468199246

Category: Drug addicts

Page: 293

View: 9135

A Glimpse Inside a Hidden World Narrated by the teenage girl who lived it, Closet Full of Coke tells the true story of how a New York suburban fifteen-year-old girl's savvy and wit helps turn the small-time drug business of Armando, a Colombian drug dealer, into a multi-million-dollar cocaine operation that puts them on the DEA's Wanted List. This intimate diary gives readers a fast-paced glimpse of the couple's speedy rise to riches, and their inevitable descent. These wannabe drug lords of the 1980s New York-to-Florida drug scene end their story only three years later with an untimely death, betrayal, and revenge. Here is a true account of drug dealers whose obsession with money, power, sex, and glamor drives them to a lifestyle of deceit and recklessness, ending in tragedies that destroy lives forever. This is no ordinary memoir; this is Memoir Noir From the Author: I wanted the foolish girl I once was to tell her story without interruption. The result is a diary written like a novel. There is no reflection or analysis. There is a salacious story full of colorful characters and dialog, told by the teenager who lived it. Drug dealers have an interesting ethos unknown to outsiders. They live by elaborate rules and codes, and use intricate methodology to conduct business. They are far more organized than people imagine, and they see themselves as business people and entrepreneurs. Serious dealers who want success don't use drugs and they deal to other dealers, not to users. I compare my book to Film Noir. According to, "the primary moods of classic film noir" include "melancholy, alienation, disillusionment, disenchantment, moral corruption, evil, guilt, desperation, and paranoia." These moods are prominent in my book. Readers have called it "haunting," "a car wreck you can't look away from," "a roller coaster ride," and "Alice in Wonderland meets Scarface." So if you like the edge of your seat, hold on tight and listen to my story. FREE Read the first eight chapters for free on the Closet Full of Coke website!

The Destiny of Zoe Carpenter

Volume One


Author: Barbara Amaya

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1622170458

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 22

View: 8348

The Destiny of Zoe Carpenter follows the invincible Zoe Carpenter and morphing sidekick Carl as they each discover their purpose in life and fight crime, including human trafficking. Book aims to teach and start a conversation about human trafficking, real facts about the subject are included n the book.

To Kill a Mockingbird


Author: Harper Lee

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 178487079X

Category: African Americans

Page: 496

View: 7469

'Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird' Meet Scout, the narrator of this book. Her story is one of Deep South summers, fights at school and playing in the street. The spooky house of her mysterious neighbour, Boo Radley, sags dark and forbidding nearby. Her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill, want to make Boo come outside. Her story is about justice. When Scout's father, a lawyer, agrees to defend a black man against an accusation by a white girl, he must battle the prejudice of the whole town. It's about imagination - not just the kind you need for childhood games. Because you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Vintage Children's Classics is a twenty-first century classics list aimed at 8-12 year olds and the adults in their lives. Discover timeless favourites from The Jungle Book and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland to modern classics such as The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

In My Skin

A Memoir


Author: Kate Holden

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559708302

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 8184

Kate Holden recounts her descent into heroin addiction and prostitution, describing how she managed to fight her addictions and demons to reclaim her life and find happiness once again.

Life with Billy


Author: Brian Vallée

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554700028

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 454

View: 463

A rose for Emily


Author: William Faulkner,Laurie G. Kirszner,Noel Polk,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9780155074712

Category: Education

Page: 170

View: 838

Directed to students writing a research paper on Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," offers an introduction, the short story itself, discussion questions, secondary source materials, an annotated model student research paper, and a comprehensive bibliography.