The Road to Lost Innocence by Somaly Mam
Why? Somaly Mam recounts her tumultuous life in Cambodia, from childhood to adulthood, as a victim and later, an escapee of human trafficking. Her story highlights the socio-economic, cultural, situational, and psychological factors that allow for a child to end up in the often life-long cycle of sex trafficking. In her early twenties, she was able to break free, empower herself, and now educates others on how to identify and prevent such atrocities from happening within a society. Currently, Mam is now a well known anti-trafficking advocate around the world. Her book discusses the steps involved in combatting the clandestine activities surrounding the trafficking of humans, as well as the effects modern day slavery has on the physical and mental health of its current and former victims.