This is how the the story of Akash and the Pigeons begins. It's a story of a boy sold into slavery in the fashion industry. I wrote the story at the request from Stop The Traffik as a children's resource for their Freedom Sunday initiative. Illustrator Alex Hammond agreed to do the artwork to accompany the story and her drawings capture the emotions of Akash's story powerfully.
I wrote the text of this story with group use in mind. It is designed to be read (or told) aloud and has accompanying notes to help churches and families empower children to thoughtfully engage with the issues raised. The downloadable story and accompanying visual aids are available free of charge from the Stop The Traffik website. Just follow this link: Akash and the Pigeons for the story and this one for the flashcards.