(NEW!) "Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World," By Kevin Bales

Blood and Earth: Modern Slavery, Ecocide, and the Secret to Saving the World

By Kevin Bales

A powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking—and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them. Over the course of his long career of reporting, Bales began to notice a pattern emerging: Where slavery existed, so did massive, unchecked environmental destruction. Simply put, modern-day slavery is destroying the planet. Blood and Earth calls on us to recognize the grievous harm we have done to one another, put an end to it, and recommit to repairing the world.

"Walking Prey," by Holly Austin Smith

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Walking Prey: How America's Youth Are Vulnerable to Sex Slavery

by Holly Austin Smith

Today, two cultural forces are converging to make America's youth easy targets for sex traffickers. Younger and younger girls are engaging in adult sexual attitudes and practices, and the pressure to conform means thousands have little self-worth and are vulnerable to exploitation. At the same time, thanks to social media, texting, and chatting services, predators are able to ferret out their victims more easily than ever before. In Walking Prey, advocate and former victim Holly Austin Smith shows how middle class suburban communities are fast becoming the new epicenter of sex trafficking in America.

"A Crime So Monstrous," by Benjamin Skinner

A Crime So Monstrous

by Benjamin Skinner

Ben Skinner is a Senior Fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University. He has reported on diverse topics from five continents for Time, Newsweek International, Travel + Leisure, and others. His first book, A Crime So Monstrous, was awarded the 2009 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for nonfiction, as well as a citation from the Overseas Press Club in its book category for 2008. He was named an Adventurer of the Year 2008 by National Geographic Adventure.

"Ending Slavery," by Kevin Bales

Ending Slavery

by Kevin Bales

In his 1999 book, Disposable People, Kevin Bales brought to light the shocking fact of modern slavery and described how, nearly two hundred years after the slave trade was abolished (legal slavery would have to wait another fifty years), global slavery stubbornly persists. In Ending Slavery, Bales again grapples with the struggle to end this ancient evil and presents the ideas and insights that can finally lead to slavery's extinction. Recalling his own involvement in the antislavery movement, he recounts a personal journey in search of the solution and explains how governments and citizens can build a world without slavery.

"Girls Like Us," by Rachel Lloyd

Girls Like Us

by Rachel Lloyd

Lloyd is a nationally recognized expert on the issue of child sex trafficking in America, and played a key role in the successful passage of New York State’s groundbreaking Safe Harbor Act for Sexually Exploited Youth, the first law in the country to end the prosecution of child victims of sex trafficking.  Her trailblazing advocacy is the subject of the critically acclaimed Showtime documentary “Very Young Girls” and the upcoming memoir “Girls Like Us” (Harper Collins).

"The Slave Next Door," by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

The Slave Next Door

by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.

"Disposable People," by Kevin Bales

Disposable People

by Kevin Bales

Kevin Bales's disturbing story of contemporary slavery reaches from Pakistan's brick kilns and Thailand's brothels to various multinational corporations. His investigations reveal how the tragic emergence of a "new slavery" is inextricably linked to the global economy. This completely revised edition includes a new preface.