Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 08, 2011
The Gray Zone by Daphna Edwards Ziman, published by Greenleaf Book Group, hit #33 on the The New York Times' extended list of Print Hardcover Best Sellers. Edwards Ziman's debut novel shares the story of a terrified single mother who travels through hell and back to clear her name and protect her children from their maniacal father. A rich, fast-paced read, The Gray Zone relates a gripping tale while exposing the chilling realities of sexual trafficking of minors, including children in the foster care system. The book also was honored as number four fiction hardcover on the Washington Post Political Bookworm list.
One of the nation's leading advocates for at-risk children, Daphna Edwards Ziman is the founder and chairperson of CUN (Children Uniting Nations), the chairperson of ABC LOVE (Adoption Brings Children Love) and a board member for HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). She has received numerous accolades including the Jacqueline Kennedy Award from JFK University, the Women of Achievement Award from the North American Council for Adoptable Children, the Uniting Children of the World Award from the Child Welfare League of America, the Peace & Tolerance Lifetime Achievement Award for Child Advocacy, the Spirit of Compassion Award from the Aviva Family and Children Services, the Spirit of Life Award from LA's City of Hope and the Blue Skies Award from the Penny Lane Center.
Her writing of "The Gray Zone" was inspired by her desire to expose tragic instances of foster children compelled to prostitution.