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Shyima Hall      

Author of "Hidden Girl" & Human Trafficking Survivor

Shyima Hall is a human trafficking advocate who shares her personal experiences as a child slave.

Hall was born in Egypt and sold into slavery at the age of eight. When she was ten, her captors brought her to the United States on an illegally obtained temporary visa, and two years later she was rescued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and moved to a group home. Shyima became an American citizen at age twenty-one and hopes to become an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent.

On January 21, 2014, "Hidden Girl" was published by Simon and Schuster. The book was co-authored by Hall and Lisa Wysocky. Hall's book details her life from before her capture up until obtaining citizenship. Hall has done multiple appearances and talks at high schools and colleges across the United States. She has also appeared on a panel to bring awareness for human trafficking for the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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