Kay Bratt A Thread Unbroken

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A Thread Unbroken

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Many believe that those who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. If that is so, the fates of Chai and Josi are weaved together and tied with a knot that cannot be broken. Chai has been the self-appointed protector of her best friend, Josi, since their toddler days. Their lives are as far from extravagant as can be imagined ― but they don’t need material things to be content. Their carefree childhood comes to a screeching halt when they are snatched together and sold as house help, and possible future brides, to a family far away. This novel chronicles the girls’ struggle to adjust to their harsh new realities once the comforts and security of their old lives are stripped away. While Josi and others around them in the same situation have reluctantly accepted their new roles, Chai’s warrior spirit cannot be broken. She remains strong and refuses to give up hope of finding a way home. Due to the infamous gender imbalance in China, thousands of females are trafficked every year to be sold as brides in remote villages and cities. Because of the lack of family resources, and the minimal efforts of the government to break up these criminal rings, many of the girls are never heard from again. Follow this story to find out what happens when despite one father’s lack of allies or money, he refuses to allow anyone to disrupt his quest to find his daughter.

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Kay Bratt is a child advocate and the author of several books, including Silent Tears: A Journey of Hope in a Chinese Orphanage and Chasing China: A Daughter’s Quest for Truth. Kay and her family lived in China for more than four years, where she volunteered at local orphanages. In 2006, she was honored with the Pride of the City award for her humanitarian work in China, which she continued by founding the Mifan Mommy Club, an online organization that provides rice for children in China’s orphanages. In addition to coordinating advocacy and awareness projects for the children of China, Kay is also an active volunteer for Court Appointed Special Advocates and An Orphan’s Wish. Originally from Kansas, Kay currently resides in the rolling hills of Georgia with her husband and daughter.

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"In A Thread Unbroken, Kay Bratt weaves a beautiful tale of heartbreak, sorrow and perseverance fueled by love. Although a work of fiction, Bratt uses real life tales of child abduction and forced marriages to create a story of the unbreakable bond of a father and daughter, determined to be reunited." —Denise Grover Swank, USA Today bestselling author

"Kay Bratt, an advocate for children from China, provides a fascinating glimpse of childhood in the world's largest country. The main characters are young girls with a very loving father, dispelling the myth that Chinese do not value daughters. Yet it also shows the shadowy side of the girls' lives when they are abducted to be sold, a practice that lamentably has not been completely suppressed. You will learn about the joys and hardships of growing up female in Asia, with plenty of thrills along the way to keep you reading." —Mingmei Yip, author of Skeleton Women and Song of the Silk Road

"In this novelized yet all-too-real tale of two kidnapped Chinese children trying to find their way home, advocate turned author Kay Bratt focuses her story-telling sights on one of China's least addressed issues: human trafficking." —Tom Carter, author of CHINA: Portrait of a People

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Book Description Brilliance Corporation, United States, 2012. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. Language: English . Brand New. Chai and Josi share a bond that transcends ordinary friendship. While Chai has always been Josi s protector--ever since they were toddlers, growing up together in a small Chinese village--she finds herself helpless when they are both abducted from their families and sold to faraway strangers. In their new home, with the family of the fisherman who bought them, their old lives are torn away piece by piece. But Chai knows she must stay strong if they re to have any chance of escaping. That same tenacious hope guides Chai s father, Jun, who fights to find the girls and bring them home, despite seemingly insurmountable odds and a corrupt legal system. The days since the girls were taken soon stretch to weeks and months, but Chai s spirit remains unbroken and Jun s resolve unwavering. Set against the backdrop of modern day China, A Thread Unbroken is an inspiring story of remarkable courage, indefatigable hope, and the invisible ties that hold people together, even when everything around them is falling apart. Bookseller Inventory # BRI9781469217659

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