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Sold by Patricia McCormick

Sold (edition 2008)

by Patricia McCormick

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Authors:Patricia McCormick
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2008), Edition: Advanced Reading Copy (ARC), Paperback, 263 pages
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Tags:Read in 2012, Prostitution, Slavery, Sex Trafficking

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Sold by Patricia McCormick

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Difficult story of a girl sold into sexual slavery. ( )
  debs913 | Apr 2, 2016 |
Very graphic story of Lakshmi, a thirteen year old who gets sold by her mother into prostitution and struggles to survive. ( )
  JRlibrary | Mar 20, 2016 |
This is a startling coming of age story that provokes the reader to understand that forced child prostitution is a grave reality found around the world. It raises awareness to the cruelties of slavery, and motivates the reader to help those currently suffering.

Some of the content is quite graphic, but this work would work well in a Human Trafficking unit with a more mature class: Sophomores to Seniors. Researching and promoting a reputable, anti-trafficking society would be an appropriate accompanying activity. ( )
  MagLuCliff | Feb 29, 2016 |
I was totally heart broken and saddened by the plight of Lakshmi's life when she is sold into slavery/prostitution by her Uncle. Her life in the mountains of Nepal with her family was poor but she had the simple pleasure of life their.
Curricular connections: Students could do research about slavery/prostitution and create a cause to fight human trafficking.
  sanm277 | Feb 16, 2016 |
Lakshmi's home life in a mountain village of Nepal is not easy. She and her mother tend the home and garden and take care of her baby brother while her stepfather gambles the family's money away. After a crushing gambling loss, her stepfather insists that 13-year-old Lakshmi must work as a maid in the city. Lakshmi is sold from agent to agent and ends up in India, where she is forced to work in a bleak dirty brothel for Mumtaz, the owner. Amidst the ugliness of submitting to men, enduring Mumtaz's cruelty, and her own humiliation, Lakshmi naively believes that she will eventually pay off the debt she owes to Mumtaz. One day an American customer asks if she would like to leave the brothel and go to a clean place with good food and clean clothes. Lakshmi has heard ugly rumors of what Americans would do with girls like her and only accepts a business card from the man. Later, with the help of a street boy, Lakshmi's American returns.
  Salsabrarian | Feb 2, 2016 |
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Thirteen-year-old Lakshmi leaves her poor mountain home in Nepal thinking that she is to work in the city as a maid only to find that she has been sold into the sex slave trade in India and that there is no hope of escape.

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