Books about modern-day slavery that we recommend

1. “Not for Sale: The Return of the Global Slave Trade—and How We Can Fight It” by David Batstone: Batstone uncovers the modern slavery industry, recounting true stories and the ongoing global efforts to combat this issue.

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2. “Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy” by Kevin Bales: This book offers a compelling look at modern slavery worldwide, providing a new framework for understanding how and why it still persists today.


3. “Ending Slavery: How We Free Today’s Slaves” by Kevin Bales: A follow-up to his earlier work, Bales outlines the steps needed to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery.


4. “The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today” by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter: This book exposes the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery in the U.S., revealing how it is often hidden in plain sight.


5. “Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery” by Siddharth Kara: Kara provides a detailed, business analysis approach to the problem of sex trafficking worldwide.


6. “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn: While not exclusively about slavery, this book addresses issues of female oppression, including trafficking and forced prostitution.


7. “The Road of Lost Innocence: The True Story of a Cambodian Heroine” by Somaly Mam: This memoir recounts Mam’s life from being trafficked into the sex industry as a child to becoming a leading advocate against human trafficking.


8. “A Crime So Monstrous: Face-to-Face with Modern-Day Slavery” by E. Benjamin Skinner: Skinner explores the dark world of modern-day slavery, reporting from various global hotspots.


9. “Girls Like Us: Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself” by Rachel Lloyd: Lloyd shares her own experiences with commercial sexual exploitation and her work with survivors, providing insights into the challenges faced by victims of sex trafficking.

These books offer various perspectives, from personal narratives to analytical explorations, shedding light on the complexities and nuances of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.