Friday, December 10, 2010
Poetry Friday: Sex Trafficking Here and There
This week, we started reading Patricia McCormick's novel in verse Sold. In this book, a Nepalese teen girl is sold into sexual slavery. Though this may be a lesser problem in the United States, there are certainly young women and girls who become or are kept as prostitutes against their will. We listened to two news reports from National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" this week to learn more about what's happening in our country where teen prostitution is concerned.
We listened to one segment called "Trafficked Teen Girls Describe Life in 'The Game'" and one called "Arresting Youth in Sex Trafficking Raises Debate" to learn more about this issue in our country.
For today's Poetry Friday lesson, you're going to write a poem that contrasts the sex trade in our country with other countries like Nepal.