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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Read & Relax Weekend Edition

      A human trafficking novel for young adults. Now how often do you hear of that? If you think of slavery as something that ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, you'll think again after reading this book. Commentators who read this book say it's a great, non-graphic way to introduce children as young as ten to the worldwide problem of human trafficking.
     Pleased to promote a book by a fellow author at my agency.

Capturing Jasmina
by Kimberly Rae
        Capturing Jasmina, fiction for young adult readers by Kimberly Rae, is the story of Jasmina, a young girl in India, and her brother, Samir. The children are sold by their father to a man promising them an education and good jobs.
        But, as Jasmina and Samir soon discover, the man is providing an education, not in a school, but as a slave in his sweatshopt garment factory. While Samir quickly submits to his new life of misery, Jasmina never stops planning an escape.
        She comes to realize that escape doesn't always mean freedom.
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  1. There are some stats indicating the number of current slaves is more than the number of Africans trafficked to the Americas over the centuries that practice was legal.

    - JEG

  2. I can believe it, JEG! When reading books about the holocaust or American slave trade, I always think, "Why didn't the people at the time do more?" Then I think of what's going on today and how silent so many are about the atrocities. I definitely think the U.N., U.S. etc. should be making even more of a public stink about human trafficking.