"Human trafficking" is a phrase used for modern-day slavery, and this timely volume tackles this issue, head-on. According to a 2008 report from the U.S. State Department, human trafficking is one of the greatest human rights challenges of this century, both here and abroad. Like African slaves in past centuries, many people from around the world are being held captive and forced to work or endure ethical atrocities. Some people are physically beaten or worse. Most victims are tricked into becoming a slave. They are given false promises of money, new jobs, educations, and better lives. Human trafficking is taking place in almost every country of the world. There is a good chance that modern-day slaves live not too far from where your readers live.