Books about Human Trafficking
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy – Kevin Bales
Bales is considered the leading expert on contemporary slavery. This book contrasts historical slavery with modern-day slavery and the truth of how it affects us all.
A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery – E. Benjamin Skinner
After spending four years visiting a dozen countries where slavery flourishes, Skinner tells the story, in gripping narrative style, of individuals who live in slavery, those who have escaped from bondage, those who own or traffic in slaves, and the mixed political motives of those who seek to combat the crime.
Terrify No More – Gary Haugen
The president of International Justice Mission (IJM) writes of his experiences to free victims of slavery, sex trafficking, and police brutality.
Sex Slaves: The Trafficking of Women in Asia – Louise Brown
An explicit look into the Asian sex trade. This is a hard read due to graphic content, but it tells the story from the survivor’s point of view.
Only 13: The True Story of Lon – Julia Manzanares & Derek Kent
From a child runaway to a top earner in Thailand’s prolific sex industry, comes the story of a little girl in an impoverished land where girls aren’t valuable enough to educate, yet are expected to become the primary income earners—responsible for the basic needs and welfare of their families.
Sold – Patricia McCormick
Although fiction, McCormick’s story beautifully and hauntingly illustrates the realities of sex trafficking through the eyes of Lakshmi, a thirteen-year-old girl who lives with her family in a small hut on a mountain in Nepal, until, one day, she’s sold.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide – Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn.
Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn give a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.
Sexually Exploited Children: Working to Protect and Heal – Phyllis Kilborn & Majorie McDermid
A collection where numerous authors provide research from different sides of this issue: which children are at risk, the effects of such a life, and what we can do to help.