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Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Lisa Wysocky, Shyima Hall

Narrated By: Robin Eller

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2014

Duration: 7 hours 0 minutes


Shyima Hall was born in Egypt on September 29, 1989, the seventh child of desperately poor parents. When she was eight, her parents sold her into slavery. Shyima then moved two hours away to Egypt's capitol city of Cairo to live with a wealthy family and serve them eighteen hours a day, seven days a week. When she was ten, her captors moved to Orange County, California, and smuggled Shyima with them. Two years later, an anonymous call from a neighbor brought about the end of Shyima's servitude-but her journey to true freedom was far from over.

A volunteer at her local police department since she was a teenager, Shyima is passionate about helping to rescue others who are in bondage. Now a U.S. citizen, she regularly speaks out about human trafficking and intends to one day become an immigration officer. In Hidden Girl, Shyima candidly reveals how she overcame her harrowing circumstances and brings vital awareness to a timely and relevant topic.


  • Patty H

    Amazing what the human spirit can endure, worth the read!

  • Risikat A

    Very good read. I finished it in just a few days because it drew me in so much.

  • Areli Vuong

    Amazing book. Seriously you have to listen to it. It's very worth it!

  • Kathy Jackson

    This is a good true story of overcoming being enslaved. She also tells us how we all can be aware of saving others who are going through what happened to her.

  • Vonda Bowen

    Very informative book about modern day slavery. This book made me feel grateful that I have always had my freedom, and I will be more aware of others around me that may need help escaping bondage.

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by Lisa Wysocky, Shyima Hall

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Hidden Girl: The True Story of a Modern-Day Child Slave, Lisa Wysocky, Shyima Hall