Evelyn Chumbow was brought to the US when she was merely a child. She spent her entire childhood – form age 9 to 17, when she should have been in school, should have been going to birthday parties, should have been growing up – enslaved and abused.
She finally escaped and is now a college student. She has agreed to share her story here in the hopes that a writer or publisher will find her. Her story will move you, though, no matter who you are.
She is sharing the award with Kailish Satyarthi, who has fought child trafficking for years.