Somebody’s Daughter – Review


Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them
by Julian Sher


Julian Sher took the task of exposing “America’s forgotten children” head on. While there is much in the news about human trafficking, most Americans still choose to believe that “trafficking” happens “over there.” It could not possibly be happening in this country. The sad fact, is that it does. In Somebody’s Daughter, Sher exposes the horrifying truth on the subject and goes so far as to naming it, “America’s dirty little secret.”

Sher opens the bandaged wound and exposes the brutal truth of what is happening to America’s children when they are coerced and forced into prostitution. The dignity lost, the physical brutality and the shame. Most importantly, Sher shines a light of hope when he shows how a few are trying to save the masses of America’s forgotten children and free them from the bondage of their pimps and abusers.

This book is both painful and inspiring. Sher did an excellent job in writing about the pain that these children are forced to endure and ultimately the hope that springs on the horizon.

A.R. for C.R.A.


They are America’s forgotten children, the hundreds of thousands of child prostitutes who walk the Las Vegas Strip, the casinos of Atlantic City, the truck stops on interstates, and the street corners of our cities. Many people wrongly believe sex trafficking involves young women from foreign lands. In reality, the majority of teens caught in the sex trade are American girls–runaways and throwaways who become victims of ruthless pimps.

In Somebody’s Daughter: The Hidden Story of America’s Prostituted Children and the Battle to Save Them, meet the girls who are fighting for their dignity, the cops who are trying to rescue them, and the community activists battling to protect the nation’s most forsaken children. Author Julian Sher takes you behind the scenes to expose one of America’s most underreported crimes: A girl from New Jersey gets arrested in Las Vegas and, at great risk to her own life, helps the FBI take down a million-dollar pimping empire. An abused teenager in Texas has the courage to take the stand in a grueling trial that sends her pimp away for 75 years. Survivors of the sex trade in New York, Phoenix, and Minneapolis set up shelters and rescue centers that offer young girls a chance to break free from the streets. “The sex trade is the new drug trade,” says one FBI special agent, and Somebody’s Daughter is a call to action, shining a light on America’s dirty little secret.

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