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Publisher Description

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.

When Shyima Hall was eight years old, her impoverished parents sold her to pay a debt. Two years later, the wealthy family she was sold to moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled her with them. Shyima served the family eighteen hours a day, seven days a week until she was twelve. That’s when 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 “commands unfailing interest, sympathy, and respect” (Publishers Weekly), candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances, and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.

GENRE
Young Adult
RELEASED
2014
January 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.3
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 9 and Above

Customer Reviews

thts.gr3gory ,

Eye Opener !!!!

This is the Best Book I have read in a long time!

Megan Thakkar ,

Amazing story!

What an incredible story! Shyima has so much courage. We all need the reminder to be grateful for what we have no matter how big or small! Saddening this happened only a few miles from where I live!
I wish Shyima all the best. She deserves to live a happy life of freedom!