by Francis Bok
(St. Martin's Griffin)
In this memoir, Francis Bok recounts his story of being kidnapped into slavery at the age of ten in the Sudan in 1986. For ten years, he lived in a shed near the goats and cattle that were his responsibility. After two failed attempts to flee, each bringing severe beatings and death threats, Francis finally escaped at the age of seventeen. Now living in the United States and an antislavery activist, Bok has made it his mission to combat world slavery.