Hidden Girl by Shyima Hall audiobook

Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

By Shyima Hall with Lisa Wysocky
Read by Robin Eller

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200037421

  • ISBN: 9798200037414

  • ISBN: 9798200037438

Runtime: 6.80 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 U.S. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The balance of this affecting and enlightening memoir tells the story of how [Shyima Hall]…survived and, ultimately, thrived. Unfortunately, her story is not unique. She points out that there are almost 43,000 slaves in the US at any given time. By giving a face to one hidden girl, Hall has given a face to many.” Booklist
Hall has given a face to many. This is an excellent book for both individual reading and classroom use. Booklist
“Hall’s true story gives a face to the horrors of modern slavery and makes for very compelling listening.” School Library Journal
“Vitally draws attention to a global crisis.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Shyima Hall

Author Bio: Shyima Hall

Shyima Hall was born in Egypt and sold into slavery at the age of eight. When she was ten, her captors brought her to the United States on an illegally obtained temporary visa, and two years later she was rescued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and moved to a group home. Shyima became an American citizen at age twenty-one and hopes to become an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent. When Shyima is not working or volunteering at the police station, she enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends. Shyima lives in Riverside County, California.

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Author Bio: Lisa Wysocky

Author Bio: Lisa Wysocky

Lisa Wysocky is a bestselling, award-winning fiction and nonfiction author. Her many books include the mystery The Opium Equation, which garnered four awards, and the award-winning Front of the Class, coauthored with Brad Cohen. She splits her time between Minnesota and Tennessee.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 6.80
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English