Hidden Girl

Hidden Girl

The True Story of A Modern-Day Child Slave

eBook - 2014
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An inspiring and compelling memoir from a young woman who lost her childhood to slavery—and built a new life grounded in determination and justice.Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt's capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude—but her journey to true freedom was far from over. A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a US citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In...
Audience: Text Difficulty 5
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
Publisher: 2014
ISBN: 9781442481701
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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ArapahoeKati Jun 28, 2017

This book sucked me in on page one and didn't let go until I read it all in a single night. Highly recommend!

Jul 21, 2016

This teen biography is an amazing memoir of a young girl who was rescued from slavery. She was brought to the US illegally from Egypt. Justice was served although it took many years. This is a must read for many including a church small group or required reading for social studies classes. Especially valuable are the tips Shyima gives to identify people being held in bondage and her insight on how to help victims that are rescued.

Meishi Feb 14, 2015

I enjoyed the book.. It was an easy read and eye opening as well,,

booklady413 Mar 12, 2014

In our modern age there is still child slavery in our society. Shyima was sold as a slave in her home in Egypt. This book tells her story rising from slavery to freedom.


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Lillian222b Apr 28, 2014

America. Like many who lived

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