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Slavery Today

Written by Becky Cornell • Series edited by Jane Springer • Written by Kevin Bales

For students in grades 9 | Published August 01, 2008 | ISBN 9780888997739
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

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144 pages | 7.130 in × 5.100 in
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Slavery Today

Groundwork Guides

Becky Cornell • Jane Springer • Kevin Bales

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Twenty-seven million people -- young and old, men and women -- are locked in bondage worldwide. Slavery Today traces the products created by this inhuman system from the jungle and farm through the global markets and into our lives and homes.

Co-authored by the world's leading experts on modern slavery, it unpacks the controversies over prostitution and the buying back of slaves while setting out solutions and demonstrating how readers can get involved in the global anti-slavery movement.

About the Creators

Becky Cornell

Becky Cornell has published on US anti-slavery law, and is an aide in the United States Congress, where she serves an advisor on human trafficking and human rights. She lives in Washington.

Jane Springer

Jane Springer is the author of Genocide, part of the Groundwork Guides series for which she is also the series editor. She is a consultant in international development and has lived and worked in Mozambique and India. She is the author of Listen to Us: The World's Working Children and translator of the Portuguese-language books Nest Egg and Tales from the Amazon. Jane Springer lives in Toronto.

Kevin Bales

Going undercover to meet slaves and slaveholders for his book Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Kevin Bales exposed how modern slavery penetrates the global economy and flows into the things we buy. Disposable People was named by the Association of British Universities as one of “100 World-Changing Discoveries” and published in ten languages. He co-founded the NGO Free the Slaves, which has liberated thousands of slaves worldwide. Bales is the Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Nottingham and Lead Author of the Global Slavery Index. The film based on his work, Slavery: A Global Investigation, won a Peabody and two Emmys. Check out his TED Talk.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended Booklist Top 10 Youth Series - Nonfiction, 2007