S. Flores endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives. In this book, Ms. And it all happened while living at home wihtout her parents ever knowing about it. Flores discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day America.
The Slave Across the Street #ad - Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Ms. Flores shares how her life as an all-american, blonde-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men, and children--not something that happens to their own.
In this powerful true story, Theresa L.
A Father's BetrayalClink Street Publishing #ad - Muna and her three sisters were happy children, growing up in Newport South Wales with their English mother and Arabic father. But in 1972 her mother disappeared, setting in motion a chain of events which would forever shatter her seemingly loving family.
Freedom Fighter: One Man's Fight for One Free WorldDestiny Image #ad - His dramatic story, and those of others worldwide who are suffering persecution, are told in shocking, yet sensitive detail. They are suffering daily in china, Iraq, Egypt, Iran, and many other countries—solely because of their beliefs. Freedom fighter is reverend el shafie’s outreach—it follows his heroic work over a four-year period as he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan to investigate claims of abuse, persecution, and slavery and to speak truth to governments that neglect and violate the human rights of their citizens.
Freedom Fighter: One Man's Fight for One Free World #ad - This fight involves all believers—please help. . Millions of families are praying for help. It’s time to fight back!this is the true story of one man’s continuing fight for a world free of religious persecution. Majed el shafie was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to die after he converted from Islam to Christianity.
Especially startling is the true story of rescuing a very young Pakistani girl who experienced horrific sexual abuse—because her family would not convert to Islam. Although hard to imagine and even harder to accept, this important truth about religious persecution is blatantly exposed.
Crossing Over: One Woman's Escape from Amish LifeHarperOne #ad - What emerges is a powerful tale of one woman's search for meaning and the extraordinary lessons she learns along the way. She was brought up in a world filled with rigid rules and intense secrecy, in an environment where the dress, buggies, codes of conduct, and way of life differed even from other Amish societies only 100 miles away.
As a result, ruth knew only one way of life, and one way of doing things. This compelling narrative takes us inside a hidden community, offering a striking look as one woman comes to terms with her discontent and ultimately leaves her family, faith and the sheltered world of her childhood. Unsatisfied, she bravely crosses over to contemporary life to fully explore the foreign and frightening reality in hope of better understanding her emotional and spiritual desires.
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Ruth irene garrett was the fifth of seven children raised in Kalona, Iowa, as a member of a strict Old Order Amish community.
Boy Erased: A MemoirRiverhead Books #ad - Instead, even when faced with a harrowing and brutal journey, Garrard found the strength and understanding to break out in search of his true self and forgiveness. Every sentence of the story will stir your soul" O Magazine. By confronting his buried past and the burden of a life lived in shadow, faith, Garrard traces the complex relationships among family, and community.
The new york times bestselling memoir about identity, love and understanding. Now a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, and Lucas Hedges, directed by Joel Edgerton. At times heart-breaking, at times triumphant, this memoir is a testament to love that survives despite all odds. The son of a baptist pastor and deeply embedded in church life in small town Arkansas, as a young man Garrard Conley was terrified and conflicted about his sexuality.
Boy Erased: A Memoir #ad - Through an institutionalized twelve-step program heavy on Bible study, ex-gay, he was supposed to emerge heterosexual, cleansed of impure urges and stronger in his faith in God for his brush with sin. When garrard was a nineteen-year-old college student, he was outed to his parents, friends, and was forced to make a life-changing decision: either agree to attend a church-supported conversion therapy program that promised to “cure” him of homosexuality; or risk losing family, and the God he had prayed to every day of his life.
She Survived: MelissaPinnacle Books #ad - An hour later, she was yanked from her dreams into terror. Melissa fought fiercely. The assailant fled, leaving her to face a long road to recovery from deep-seated fear and post-traumatic stress. William Phelps. Her strength and courage will inspire all women with similar experiences to think of themselves proudly as survivors—not victims.
She Survived: Melissa #ad - Fighting for her life. She tells her exclusive true story as part of a compelling narrative by bestselling crime expert M. An intruder held her down, brutally beating and stabbing her. A few days before her 26th birthday, Melissa Schickel returned to her Indianapolis home and went to bed. Phelps clearly shows how the ugliest crimes can take place in the quietest of suburbs.
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Slavery in the Land of the Free: A Student's Guide to Modern Day SlaveryAmpelon Publishing #ad - In this follow-up project to "the slave across the street" geared toward teens and young adults, former trafficking victim and bestselling author Theresa Flores teams up with author PeggySue Wells to deliver a must-read book for the next generation who want to become more educated on human trafficking and learn how they can help end it.
The numbers are staggering. With more than 13 million children enslaved through various means, human trafficking is a serious worldwide problem — and it’s a problem in the United States as well. In slavery in the land of the free, students will get an indepth look at the truth about human trafficking, both in the United States and abroad.
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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A MemoirHarper Wave #ad - International bestsellera heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love. Mark and giulia’s life together began as a storybook romance. Eventually, giulia fully recovered, and the couple had a son. But, soon after jonas was born, Giulia had another breakdown, and then a third a few years after that.
A story of the fragility of the mind, above all, and the tenacity of the human spirit, and written with dazzling lyricism, My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward is, radiant with compassion, Lukach’s is an intensely personal odyssey through the harrowing years of his wife’s mental illness, a love story that raises profound questions: How do we care for the people we love? What and who do we live for? Breathtaking in its candor, anchored by an abiding devotion to family that will affirm readers’ faith in the power of love.
My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir #ad - They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. Pushed to the edge of the abyss, everything the couple had once taken for granted was upended. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that her loved ones were not safe.
When giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic StateTim Duggan Books #ad - On august 15th, when nadia was just twenty-one years old, 2014, this life ended. Winner of the nobel peace prizein this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Finally, she managed a narrow escape through the streets of Mosul, finding shelter in the home of a Sunni Muslim family whose eldest son risked his life to smuggle her to safety.
Nadia murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and shepherds in northern Iraq. Nadia would be held captive by several militants and repeatedly raped and beaten. Islamic state militants massacred the people of her village, executing men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves.
The Last Girl: My Story of Captivity, and My Fight Against the Islamic State #ad - Nadia had dreams of becoming a history teacher or opening her own beauty salon. Nadia was taken to mosul and forced, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, into the ISIS slave trade. A member of the yazidi community, she and her brothers and sisters lived a quiet life. Today, a survivor of rape, a refugee, nadia's story—as a witness to the Islamic State's brutality, a Yazidi—has forced the world to pay attention to an ongoing genocide.
. Six of nadia’s brothers were killed, and her mother soon after, their bodies swept into mass graves. It is a call to action, a testament to the human will to survive, and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community, and a family torn apart by war.
EscapeBroadway Books #ad - Carolyn was miserable for years and wanted out, but she knew that if she tried to leave and got caught, her children would be taken away from her. But in 2003, carolyn chose freedom over fear and fled her home with her eight children. He controlled the money she earned as a school teacher. He chose when they had sex; Carolyn could only refuse at her own peril.
Not only did she manage a daring escape from a brutal environment, she became the first woman ever granted full custody of her children in a contested suit involving the FLDS. The dramatic first-person account of life inside an ultra-fundamentalist American religious sect, and one woman’s courageous flight to freedom with her eight children.
When she was eighteen years old, Carolyn Jessop was coerced into an arranged marriage with a total stranger: a man thirty-two years her senior. Merril Jessop already had three wives. She had $20 to her name. Escape exposes a world tantamount to a prison camp, force women to be totally subservient to men, created by religious fanatics who, deprive their followers the right to make choices, in the name of God, and brainwash children in church-run schools.
Escape #ad - He decided where she lived and how her children would be treated. No woman in the country had ever escaped from the FLDS and managed to get her children out, too. But arranged plural marriages were an integral part of carolyn’s heritage: She was born into and raised in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints FLDS, the radical offshoot of the Mormon Church that had settled in small communities along the Arizona-Utah border.
Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust MemoirLume Books #ad - Previously employed as an editorial artist by the New York Times, his books include The Haven, The Thief of Kalimar and Forest Wars. Vivid, compelling and frequently harrowing, Maybe You Will Survive is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the human condition. Marking seventy-five years since the end of the Holocaust and Aron’s liberation, this edition includes a foreword his from sons, Morris & Ira.
Aron goldfarb 1924-2012 was a Polish businessman and survivor of the Holocaust. The remarkable autobiography of a Holocaust escapee“Go on, my son. Overcoming unbelievable odds, he escaped a Nazi camp before starting a multimillion-dollar fashion design company, G-III Apparel. Graham diamond is a British-American writer.
In this moving testament to the strength of human endurance and the power of relationships, co-written with acclaimed author Graham Diamond, Goldfarb tells his unbelievable true tale at long last. Watching helplessly as nazis murdered his friends and family, Abe, he and his brother, made their courageous escape after hearing rumours of fellow prisoners being executed in gas chambers.
Maybe You Will Survive: A Holocaust Memoir #ad - With astonishing bravery and an unshakeable will to survive, the brothers hid together in underground holes on an estate controlled by the Gestapo. He is survived by his wife, Ester, two sons and five grandchildren. Maybe you will survive…”aron goldfarb was fifteen years old when he was ripped from his bed in Poland and forced to enter a Jewish work camp.