WANDA LAUREN TAYLOR is an author, filmmaker, editor and educator. With a background in social work and advocacy, Wanda lectures on social justice and human rights issues, and has worked for organizations helping marginalized populations. She is a former CBC TV producer and author of books that include Birchtown and the Black Loyalists, which has been listed as one of the top Black history books for young readers by Today’s Parent Magazine and by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre, and the SideStreets novel Ride or Die. Wanda lives in Toronto, Ontario.
Kanika, a 15-year-old Black girl from a small town, is lured into the sex trade when she falls for an older teenage boy. Based on true-events, this book recounts the physical and emotional abuse experienced by young victims of sex trafficking, and how one girl survives and escapes.