Books About Human Trafficking, Modern-Day Slavery, and Social Justice in 2011

Please click here to see my entire list of books about human trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Check out some new books about human trafficking, modern-day slavery, and social justice published, or soon to be published, in 2011. For more books on these topics, take a look at my books page to see a more complete list of books.

All That is Bitter and Sweet

A Memoir

~ By Ashley Judd with Maryanne Vollers

Girls Like Us

Fighting for a World Where Girls Are Not for Sale, an Activist Finds Her Calling and Heals Herself

~ By Rachel Lloyd

God in a Brothel

An Undercover Journey into Sex Trafficking and Rescue

~ By Daniel Walker

In Our Backyard

A Christian Perspective on Human Trafficking in the United States

~ By Nita Belles

Little Princes

One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal

~ By Conor Grennan

Not in My Town

Exposing and Ending Human Trafficking and Modern-Day Slavery

~ By Dillon Burroughs and Charles Powell

Off the Street

Prostitution is Not a Victimless Crime

~ By Christopher Baughman

Somebody’s Daughter

The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them

~ By Julian Sher

The Whistleblower

Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice

~ By Kathryn Bolkovac with Cari Lynn


  1. oh how wonderful! I knew about half of these but yey! It’s great you posted this list because i’m running low on human trafficking books to read (I’ve read 30 so far). Although in reality I wish I didn’t have any to read since it would be better that slavery didn’t exist. :: sigh :: I’m glad though that it is gaining more exposure and awareness finally. I still think not enough though!

  2. by the way, you can add to this list: Dirty Girls Come Clean by Crystal Renaud

  3. oh and Traveling Light by J.L. Morin (which comes out May 1st). Those two books were on my to-read list, so I thought I’d let you know about them!

    • Thanks so much for your comments, Victoria!! I’m so glad the list is helpful :). And thanks for these other recommendations! I’ll check them out! Do you have some favorites? What would be your top five/ten books on slavery/human trafficking? I’d love to know what others you’ve read that you really found helpful.

      • Well my favorites are probably the most common and ones you’ve probably read. Here’s my top 15 (because a lot of the other ones I’ve read were kinda boring – such as Nobodies or Woman, Child For Sale), far too long (such as William Wilberforce: The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner which I know you reviewed), or sometimes made it seem like slavery was liked by the girls – like The Blue Notebook which was excellent but a little too erotic), or mediocre ones like (Enslaved and Blood Ransom)

        [These are in order of how much I liked them]
        1. Not For Sale by David Batstone
        2. The Good News About Injustice by Gary Haugen”
        3. The Sacred Bath by Theresa Flores (although I think she re-released it with a different title since I read it 3+ years ago)
        4. Beyond the Soiled Curtain by David Grant (which you reviewed I think which is how I heard of it, so thank you!!)
        5. The Natashas by Victor Malarek
        6. The Road of Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
        7. Slave Hunter by Aaron Cohen
        8. Sold by Patricia McCormick
        9. Terrify No More by Gary Haugen
        10. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah
        11. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs
        12. Ending Slavery by Kevin Bales
        13. Be The Change by Zach Hunter
        14. Just Courage by Gary Haugen
        15. Selling Olga by Louisa Waugh

        Other books that have instances of slavery through mind control and genocide and child soldiers and forced marriage issues that I adored!!!!: Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust by Immaculee Ilibagiza (Christ-based), The Tears of My Soul: The Story of a Boy Who Survived the Cambodian Killing Fields by Sokreaksa S. Himm (this is Christ-based), and I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced by Nujood Ali

  4. Travelling Light comes out July 31st, 2011