11 Books that Support Advocacy and Education on Human Trafficking
by Sara Voigt (@meaningfulmadness)
It is the eve of the first of December, which means for me, the eve of Dressember, an organization I have been advocating for for several years. My friend RuthAnn is the person who inspired my involvement. I am a part of her Dressember team. We were lucky enough to have her as a guest on the podcast last November. (Listen to the episode here.) In it, RuthAnn discusses Dressember, advocacy, and some of the books on this list. In addition, this year, RuthAnn is releasing weekly storytime videos on Saturdays and will be reading aloud the three children's titles from this list, plus a bonus pick! The first one will be live on Dec 5. Check out RuthAnn's Instagram page for more information on these storytime videos and on advocacy in general.
You may be asking, What exactly does Dressember mean? Well, it means that during December, advocates wear a dress every day to raise awareness for human trafficking and modern day slavery. (Find out more about Dressember here.) During these times, it is even more important to advocate for those who have been affected by human trafficking and modern day slavery. If you would like to contribute to my Dressember campaign, you can do so here.
I consulted with RuthAnn regarding this list. Here are books whose subjects range from advocacy to actual stories from survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery.
Michelle Markel's Brave Girl
Karen Leggett Abouraya and Susan L. Roth's Hands Around the Library
Peter H. Reynolds's Say Something!
Middle Grade Books
Joan Bauer's Tell Me
Alyssa Hollingsworth's Invisible Boy
Young Adult Books
Patricia McCormick's Sold
Tanya Lee Stone's Girl Rising: Changing the World One Girl at a Time
Mitali Perkins's Forward Me Back to You
Abi Daré's The Girl with the Louding Voice
Elizabeth L. Cline's The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good
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