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Sold (edition 2008)

by Patricia McCormick

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

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Sold by Patricia McCormick

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Although not a pleasant topic, "Sold" is a powerful book and beautifully written with its sparse, but lyrical language. ( )
  HeatherLINC | Jul 4, 2016 |
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 |
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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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