BOOK CORNER: A tale of human sex trafficking

November 3, 2016

Thirteen-year-old Brianna Walker is in for a horrifying surprise.

She sneaks off to meet her first boyfriend, who she met through Facebook, only to find herself trapped in the world of human sex trafficking.

Brianna’s uncle Dre launches a daring plan to rescue his niece, endangering his life and the lives of others. As Dre springs into action and scours the streets of L.A., the plot turns on whether he’ll be able to save Brianna from the ruthless sex traffickers.

So goes the mystery “Anybody’s Daughter” by , a Compton native who decided to write the book after learning in 2012 that children were being trafficked in the U.S. Her findings were terrifying.

“It stunned me that this was going on in our communities — not just in other countries — and nobody was talking about it,” said the author.  “I wanted to change that.”

Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young

Samuel Young’s hope for her readers is that “parents become more vigilant about monitoring their children’s online activities because child predators are being just as vigilant in targeting them.”

In addition to being an author of legal thrillers, Young also is a former journalist and a practicing attorney. She also holds the title of natural hair enthusiast who wrote “Kinky Coily: A Natural Hair Resource Guide.” Young is a graduate of USC, Northwestern University and UC Berkeley’s School of Law.

“Anybody’s Daughter” is available for $16.99 on


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