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Soul Lab: Shelley Seale, author of "The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India"

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"By now, everyone had either seen, or at least heard of, the movie Slumdog Millionaire, about the lives of two brothers who come from the slums of Mumbai – made even more desperate after they are orphaned. What many don’t know, however, is that for 25 million children in India, the harsh world depicted in the movie is their everyday reality. Yes, that’s 25 million kids who have been orphaned, abandoned or trafficked. My book, The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India, follows my journey over the past four years into the streets, orphanages and slums of India where these children live without families or homes of their own. I became immersed in their world, a witness to their struggles – but also their joys, their incredible hope and resilience that amazed me time and time again. The ability of their spirits to overcome crippling challenges inspired me. My sole purpose in writing this book was to give these millions of children a voice that could be heard by others in the world who, I was convinced, would be as moved by their plights as I was." - Shelley Seale Join me as I speak with Shelley regarding her new book, "The Weight of Silence: Invisible Children of India" on Tues., June 23 @ 11 a.m. CST at www.blogtalkradio.com/jenniferhr. ALso, visit Soul Lab blog at www.jenniferhr.wordpress.com