The Slave Across the Street
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The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores; paperback
In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-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. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking here in the USA. And it all happened while living at home without her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Theresa endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives. Your purchase of this book supports the continual work of WAR, Int'l both locally and abroad.
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