The Slave Across the Street
The true story of how an American teen survived the world of human trafficking
While more and more people each day become aware of the dangerous world of human trafficking, most people in the U.S. still believe this is something that happens to foreign women, men and children - not something that happens to their own.
In this powerful true story, Theresa Flores shares how her life as an All-American, blue-eyed, blond-haired 15-year-old teenager who could have been your neighbor was enslaved into the dangerous world of sex trafficking while living in an upper-middle class suburb of Detroit. Her story peels the cover off of this horrific criminal activity and gives dedicated activists as well as casual bystanders a glimpse into the underbelly of trafficking. And it all happened while living at home without her parents ever knowing about it. Involuntarily involved in a large underground criminal ring, Theresa endured more as a child than most adults will ever face their entire lives.
In this book, Theresa discusses how she healed the wounds of sexual servitude and offers advice to parents and professionals on preventing this from occurring again, educating and presenting significant facts on human trafficking in modern day American.
The Slave Across the Street
The harrowing true story of how a 15-year-old girl became a sex slave
When Theresa was 15 she moved to a new school and fell for an older pupil, Daniel. Theresa was thrilled when one afternoon he asked if he could drive her home. But this simple decision would hold her captive as a sex slave for two long years.
Daniel was part of a criminal ring that bribed and trafficked Theresa out of her own house, unknown to her parents. Theresa would go to school alongside these boys in the day and be called into service at night.
Heart-rending, shocking and totally gripping, The Slave Across the Street is the incredible true story of how an ordinary girl was lured into the sinister world of human trafficking, and how she eventually escaped and rebuilt her life.
Slavery in the Land of the Free
A Student's Guide to Modern Day Slavery
In this follow-up project to "The Slave Across the Street" geared toward teens and young adults, former trafficking victim and bestselling author Theresa Flores teams up with author PeggySue Wells to deliver a must-read book for the next generation who want to become more educated on human trafficking and learn how they can help end it.
The numbers are staggering. With more than 13 million children enslaved through various means, human trafficking is a serious worldwide problem — and it's a problem in the United States as well.
In SLAVERY IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, students will get an indepth look at the truth about human trafficking, both in the United States and abroad.
With statistics, stories, and graphics, SLAVERY IN THE LAND OF THE FREE presents students with a clear picture of how trafficking happens, how prevalent it is in our world today, and how they can get involved to bring an end to it.