Community Reads 2021: The Slave Across the Street by Theresa Flores
"In this powerful true story, Theresa shares how her life as an all-American 15-year-old teenager became enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking all while living at home with unsuspecting parents in an upper middle-class suburb of Detroit.
Her story peels the cover off this horrific criminal activity and gives both dedicated activists and casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of human trafficking and tools to help stop it. Theresa shares about the aftereffects of trafficking and how her faith set her on a spiritual journey to help others. Theresa's experience provides a well-rounded portrait of the dark world of human trafficking and serves as a reminder of the most important element to overcoming slavery: hope." - Amazon
Stop by the Pemberville, Stony Ridge, or Luckey library and pick up a free copy of the 2021 Community Read selection: The Slave Across the Street. Then join us in March for two virtual events:
Monday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Join us for a virtual book discussion, and share your thoughts on the book. Download a discussion guide here.
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After the program, please fill out a survey and return it to either Pemberville, Stony Ridge, or Luckey branch library locations. Download the survey here.
For more information about Human Trafficking:
- Download a copy of the Ohio Attorney General's 2020 Annual Report for Human Trafficking
- View resources to help spread awareness and help victims at https://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Victims/Human-Trafficking
- View Theresa Flores' TED Talk
- Visit The Daughter Project's website for ways to help locally