the real-life horrors faced by thousands of girls, award-winning author
Pamela Samuels Young takes readers deep inside the disturbing world of
child sex trafficking in a fast-paced thriller that educates as much as
Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is ecstatic.
She's about to sneak off to meet her first real boyfriend—a boyfriend
she met on Facebook. But Brianna is in for a horrifying surprise because
her boyfriend doesn't exist. Instead, Brianna unwittingly becomes the
captive of a ring of drug dealers- turned-human traffickers who prey on
lonely girls from dysfunctional homes. But they’ve made a big mistake in
targeting Brianna because she doesn’t meet either of those criteria.
Uncle Dre, a man with his own criminal past, is determined to find the
niece who is more like a daughter to him. Rather than sit back and rely
on police to bring Brianna home, Dre scours the dark corners of Los
Angeles looking for her. He is stunned to learn that the trafficking of
children isn’t just happening in other countries. It’s occurring at
epidemic levels right in his own backyard.
Dre is not alone in
his desperate search. Loretha Johnson knows this world well. A social
worker who previously lived “the life,” Loretha now dedicates her time
to saving as many young girls as she can find. She turns out to be an
invaluable resource for Dre, who ultimately gets a lead on The Shepherd,
a mastermind in the trafficking world whose every move is fueled by ego
and greed. Dre vows to bring The Shepherd's reign of terror to an end,
even if he has to break the law to do it.
While Brianna makes a
futile effort to thwart her captors, Dre is getting closer and closer to
finding her. The woman he loves, attorney Angela Evans, knows the
dangers faced by sexually exploited children because she represents them
in juvenile court. Angela lends her moral support and, eventually, an
important clue to Brianna’s whereabouts.
As he races against the
clock, Dre ultimately comes up with a daring plan—one that puts many
lives in danger, including his own. But will he find Brianna before it's
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Preparing Your Work Space for a Post Trump Election by Gregory Harris
of us should be considering and preparing for the world as it will be
after the 2016 election. The reality is that regardless of who wins or
loses, the attitudes towards minorities, equality and racial relations
is definitely changing and the discourse on bringing us all together
will take major steps backwards.
The angry and now outspoken supporters of the Trump following and their
negative, but pervasive discontent will undoubtedly continue well past
Now that it appears Trump has won, there will be triumphant and loud
endorsement of the reversal of all things previously held as truths of
racial inequities and inequality in work and life options for
minorities. Implicit bias will rise to explicit action based on the
current rhetoric. That rhetoric gives rise to economic anxiety. That
anxiety means loss of jobs and opportunities for white America, but
comes based in racial anxiety that says…
Eartha S. Dunston, writer, speaker, panelist and Social Worker, is the 2016 winner of the Black Pearls Literary Excellence Book of the Year Award for her debut children’s book, The Hair Adventures of Princess Lindsey Sidney.
Through her literary work, she aims to help children, parents, and educators, with difficult subject matters such a positive self-image, loss and grief. As a Clinical Social Worker and by triumphing through her own difficulties, including losing both parents in the same week when she was a young student, Eartha fully understands how simple, yet effective tools such as books can make a huge difference when combating these issues. Award-winning aAuthor Eartha S. Dunston has been named honorary Board Member of The Kidadah Project, INC. A non-profit mentoring program for girls in Atlanta, GA.
Eartha Dunston holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Clinical Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated cum laude from ASU earning a Bach…
My name is Toshona E. Carter and I am the Founder
and President of this awesome book club, Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned Book Club.
I currently reside in Little Rock, Arkansas. My hobbies include
reading, shopping, traveling and cooking. I work for the State of
Arkansas as a Case Manager II.
BPM: Please tell us about Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned Book Club!
Divas Leaving No Pages Unturned is located in Little Rock, Arkansas.
After I mentioned to a small group of sister-friends that I loved to
read and that I had formerly been in two book clubs,
requests were made for me to start my own book club because they also
loved reading. Divas Leaving no Pages Unturned Book
Club was established on July 17, 2010. Our first meeting was held at
Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Little Rock with
only four members. We have grown to 18 members and counting.
BPM: What is the purpose for your organization?
Divas Leaving no Pages Unturned was …