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The average age of entry into prostitution in America is 13 years old. Forced into a life they never chose; manipulated, abused, and tortured at the hands of the pimps who control them, our country's children are sold on the streets, on the internet, and at truck stops across America every night. They aren’t bad kids who made bad choices. They are victims of child sex trafficking. They come from our neighborhoods, our schools, our churches, and sometimes our own homes. Author Linda Smith brings to life characters based on real stories and interviews with teen survivors. Meet Lacy and Star as they reveal the underbelly of our country’s commercial sex trade. Get to know the men who sell them, and the ones who buy them. Let “Renting Lacy” draw you into the lives of these young girls as they struggle to survive each night, watching their childhood hopes and dreams slip away into the darkness. Let it compel you to action. Come join Human Concerns as we delve further into a too common social justice issue, human trafficking. To register, call or e-mail Erin Cobb at the Holy Family office by Friday, July 5. Books will be provided. The Book Read sessions will begin Monday, July 15.