When writer Carol Metzker met an 11-year-old girl rescued from slavery, she realized she had two options: to bury the shocking information so it couldn’t cause her greater pain, or to face the monster of child slavery and work to make change. She chose the latter, sending her on a journey into the dark world of human trafficking as far away as remote villages in India and a survivor’s shelter just miles from her Pennsylvania home. The story is in the newly-released book, Facing the Monster: How One Person Can Fight Child Slavery (Open Book Editions, 2012).
Her hopeful and inspiring chronicle tells truths about child slavery through the accounts of rescued children, and presents 18 solutions for fighting modern slavery without leaving town or spending a fortune.
Facing the Monster is available in hardback, paperback and electronic formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. A major portion of royalties will provide funds to help free an enslaved village in India.
We first met Carol through the generous Trust Committee of her Quaker Meeting, Willistown Friends Meeting, which granted funds to our Fair Trade Committee for educational materials. Fair Trade helps end child slavery particularly in the cocoa and sugar industries.
“Human Beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom.” Dalai Lama