Author name: Kimberly Rae
Genre: Young Adult, Christian fiction, Human Trafficking
E-book ASIN: B00KIZOAUS
Publishing Company: BJU Press/JourneyForth (May 22, 2014)
Book Buying Link: BJU Press
Capturing Jasmina, fiction for young adult readers by Kimberly Rae, is the story of Jasmina, a young girl in India, and her brother, Samir. The children are sold by their father to a man promising them an education and good jobs.
But, as Jasmina and Samir soon discover, the man is providing an education, not in a school, but as a slave in his sweatshop garment factory. While Samir quickly submits to his new life of misery, Jasmina never stops planning an escape.
She comes to realize that escape doesn’t always mean freedom.
Advanced Reader Comments:
Definitely my favorite book of all time. Abby, 11 years old
I really liked it! Lots of emotion, fear, anger, betrayal, laughter. I’ve NEVER read a book so quickly in my life! Mary
With each turn of the page, I became more enthralled. Sarah
Fabulous! Great start to the series! Amy
I loved the book. You make the characters come alive and real. Wanda
I loved the first person, diary style of this book. For young women to really get into a book with such gravity it needs to have relatability and that is precisely what this book gives to its readers. Young women will identify with Jasmina because, though they are not Indian, or in slavery, they are looking for acceptance, love and a place in this world. They may not be running from traffickers but they are running from other issues and they will find in this book that the only true place to run is to the Lord and to strong, Christian role models. Additionally, this book brings practical but subtle information to girls about how to avoid being targeted as a victim even in the US where trafficking is sadly more prevalent than we believe it to be.
I am a teacher at a private Christian school in Atlanta and I believe that this would be appropriate for ladies as young as 10 to read. This book expounds on the terrifying prospect of red-light districts without going into the painfully honest details that would be reserved for more mature audiences. As with all literature, I would hope that the parents of young girls could use this book as a way to open up honest conversation with their children about the dangers of human trafficking. It would be a good idea for moms to read this book with their daughters and explain any questions along the way. Kayla
Psh forget the fact that I’m over 14…I will for sure be reading that book! I think it is so important that this age girls are made aware, because more than likely some of them may have a friend being trafficked and have no clue. Kelsey
I love it! Definitely, our girls need to be aware of this issue. Kim
Yeah!! I have been telling my kids I teach in Sunday School about your book and they are wanting to read it now! Mary
Blog link: www.kimberlyrae.com/blog
Website link: www.kimberlyrae.com
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/HumanTraffickingStolenWoman
Author’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLXtfKl0kkihgnmqS_ZxyA
Author’s Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-Rae/e/B0054H546O/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1