Can a New Ebook for Kids Help Stop Child Trafficking?

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A non-profit organization that fights child trafficking in the US and around the world has published a new children's book called Born to Fly: The Tale of a Dream That Would Not Die ( Proceeds from book sales help fund an anti-trafficking prevention program being tested in 5 countries.

Proceeds go to help stop child trafficking

Born to Fly: The tale of a dream that would not die

I’m not impatient! I just can’t wait. What good does it do just to sit around hoping things will change?"--Blossom (from Born to Fly: The Tale of a Dream That Would Not Die)

“Each year more than 1 million kids get lured into child trafficking around the world and in the U.S.,” says Diana Scimone, director of The Born2Fly Project to stop child trafficking (B2F) ( “Some of them are just 5 years old."

B2F has launched a program to reach kids before the traffickers do—and is hoping that sales of a new ebook for kids will help fund it.

Born to Fly: The Tale of a Dream That Would Not Die ( is an illustrated children’s chapter book about what it takes to pursue a dream. Proceeds from book sales go to The B2F Project to stop child trafficking.

Scimone, who wrote the book, is a journalist whose work chronicling human rights and justice has taken her to more than 40 countries from Sudan to Zimbabwe. She founded B2F in 2003 to meet some of the needs she has seen among the world’s children. Today B2F’s sole focus is working to stop child trafficking through an awareness and prevention program being tested in 5 countries.

The new ebook for kids, which is published by B2F, features a strong girl character as the hero who faces not only the evil Dream Thieves but also her own fears. In her quest to follow her dream, she learns valuable lessons (the hard way, of course) that Scimone hopes will inspire girls and boys alike to pursue the dreams in their own hearts.

Born to Fly features 43 illustrations in soft pastel by artist Leah Wiedemer.

A companion website,, has games and activities for kids and a free reading guide/curriculum for schools. Born to Fly is published solely as an ebook and is available for iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony, and other readers. Proceeds go to The B2F Project to stop child trafficking.

About Born to Fly International

Born to Fly International, Inc., educates at-risk children and their parents about the dangers of child trafficking through a strategic 6-week community campaign called The B2F Project. B2F creates awareness about child trafficking with the ultimate goal of ending it. Born to Fly International is a 501c3 non-profit organization. (adults), (children).


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