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The Resource Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself, Rachel Lloyd

Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself, Rachel Lloyd

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Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself
Title
Girls like us
Title remainder
fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Lloyd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At thirteen, British-born Rachel Lloyd found herself spiraling into a life of torment and abuse. Vulnerable yet tough, she eventually ended up a victim of commercial sexual exploitation, until she broke free of the street and her pimp thanks to the help of a local church. But that was just the beginning. . . . Three years later, Rachel arrived in the United States to work with adult women in the sex industry and soon founded her own nonprofit, GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services), to meet the needs of those shunned by society. She also earned her GED and won full scholarships to college and a graduate program. Today, Lloyd is the director of GEMS in New York City, one of the nation?s most groundbreaking nonprofit organizations. In stunning detail and with cinematic style, Lloyd tells her story -- a harrowing and inspirational tale of suffering, recovery, discovery, and nobility
Summary
Offers the story of a former prostitute's fight to free herself from the hardships of the street and her rise to become the founder of a nonprofit organization designed to help young girls escape the commercial sex industry
Storyline
Tone
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2012
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2011.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2011.
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
385782
Cataloging source
DLC
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1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lloyd, Rachel
Dewey number
362.88
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1210
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Lloyd, Rachel
  • Girls Educational & Mentoring Services
  • Child trafficking
  • Women political activists
  • Girls
  • Child prostitutes
  • Sexually abused children
  • Children's rights
  • Child prostitution
  • Political activists
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself
Label
Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself, Rachel Lloyd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue -- Learning -- Risk -- Family -- Recruitment -- Pimps -- Johns -- Victims -- Cops -- Staying -- Leaving -- Relapse -- Unlearning -- Stigma -- Healing -- Leadership -- Beginnings
Control code
000045891716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061582059
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010032458
System control number
(OCoLC)641532233
Label
Girls like us : fighting for a world where girls are not for sale, an activist finds her calling and heals herself, Rachel Lloyd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue -- Learning -- Risk -- Family -- Recruitment -- Pimps -- Johns -- Victims -- Cops -- Staying -- Leaving -- Relapse -- Unlearning -- Stigma -- Healing -- Leadership -- Beginnings
Control code
000045891716
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
277 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780061582059
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010032458
System control number
(OCoLC)641532233

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