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Hidden Girl

The True Story Of A Modern-day Child Slave

By Shyima Hall

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 Hidden Girl, Shyima candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.

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Book

Availability

1 available at Southeast
  • TB Hall, Teen Biography

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

1442481684


Format: Book
Author: Hall, Shyima
Summary: The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.
Title: Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave / Shyima Hall with Lisa Wysocky.
Publisher Date: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
Subject: Hall, Shyima -- Teen literature. Child slaves -- Biography -- Teen literature. Child slaves -- United States -- Teen literature. Child abuse -- United States -- Teen literature. Foster parents -- United States -- Teen literature. Child slaves -- Teen literature. Child abuse -- Teen literature. Foster parents -- Teen literature.
Isbn: 1442481684 9781442481688
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: TB Hall
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Bib Id: 493327

Format: Book
Author: Hall, Shyima.
Summary: The author relates how she was sold by poor parents into slavery and forced to endure brutal servitude in California until a neighbor's anonymous call to the police began her journey to freedom and her subsequent efforts to fight for child slaves.
Title: Hidden girl : the true story of a modern-day child slave / Shyima Hall with Lisa Wysocky.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Simon & Schuster BFYR, [2014]
Description: 232 pages ; 22 cm
Target Audience Note: Grade 9 to 12.
Subjects: Hall, Shyima -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Child slaves -- Biography -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Child slaves -- United States -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Child abuse -- United States -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Foster parents -- United States -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Child slaves -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Child abuse -- Teen literature.
Subjects: Foster parents -- Teen literature.
Other Author: Wysocky, Lisa, 1957-
LCCN: 2013011860
ISBN: 1442481684
ISBN: 9781442481688
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: TB Hall