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Lightbulb Free (nook/Kindle/Kobo) Invisible Chains: Human Trafficking [Award-Nom Crime Studies]

Invisible Chains: Canada's Underground World Of Human Trafficking by Benjamin Perrin (Wikipedia, UBC faculty profile), a law professor at the University of British Columbia, is his accessibly-written-for-a-popular-audience social studies crime exposé about Exactly What It Says In The Title, containing case studies and in-depth interviews with all affected, free courtesy of publisher Penguin's Viking imprint.

This was nominated for the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature for this book, which happens to have its own Wikipedia entry, and the author is a prominent advocacy activist against human-trafficking.

Currently free @ B&N UK, Amazon UK, Kobo (available to the UK and many other countries worldwide when I spot-checked assorted regional stores, but ironically not Canada, or the US). Might also be free @ Google Play for eligible countries, and later drop @ iTunes UK or other regional stores.

And this has been the selected 3rd (non-repeat) free ebook thread of the day.

A bit of a tricky pick between this and the Gordie Howe autobiography, but in the end, while the other is probably more enjoyable to read and more appealing to the Gentle Reader, this one does happen to be on a rather important subject and netted an award nomination and looks like it's nicely informative about the issues at hand, so bonus points, and hopefully people will learn something from this, even if it is pretty much a downer (well, that and I don't care about hockey).

Incidentally, Penguin's also-available-everywhere-but-actual-Canada biographical profile of prominent historical Canadians Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont is still free, if you want to go for a hat trick of Canadiana officially not available to actual Canadians.

Enjoy!

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Just outside Toronto, a 14-year-old Canadian girl was auctioned on the internet for men to purchase by the hour. A young woman was taken by slave traders from an African war zone to Edmonton to earn greater profits by exploiting her in prostitution. A gang called Wolfpack recruited teenagers in Quebec and sold them for sex to high-profile men in the community.

The global problem of human trafficking is only beginning to be recognized in Canada, even though it has been hidden in plain sight. In Invisible Chains, Benjamin Perrin, an award-winning law professor and policy expert, exposes cases of human trafficking, recording in-depth interviews with people on the front lines—police officers, social workers, and the victims themselves—and bringing to light government records released under access-to-information laws.
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