Brave – U.S. version


Written by the Brave Bear Trust, ‘Brave’ raises awareness about human trafficking and exploitation and is aimed at 8 – 10 years olds.   The book allows trusted adults such as parents, carers, education staff and community group volunteers to discuss a very sensitive issue in a child-friendly way.

There is a free U.S. school lesson plan available for download on the resources page of our website and a Christian faith based one can be requested too by emailing

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The book focuses on the disturbing experience of Bella, whose poverty-stricken mother is tricked into allowing her young child to be trafficked overseas. She is finally rescued from those who are exploiting her through the intervention of her precious teddy bear “BRAVE” and a very caring coffee roasting machine named “RORY”. The storyline is fictional, but it reflects the real-life traumas of those who are currently suffering from the scourge of modern slavery.

“The Brave Book is a wonderful resource for schools which fits so well with the Welsh curriculum to help pupils to become ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world. Brave helps teachers support pupils in developing their own thinking and understanding of modern-day slavery through a well written book, which is beautifully illustrated with thought provoking images.”

Director of Education – The Diocese of Swansea and Brecon

“This book, BRAVE, is an excellent way of getting the message across to children about how to stay safe and not become a victim of slavery.”

Anti-Slavery Co-ordinator Welsh Government

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