Child Brides and Lost Boys in Canada's Polygamous Mormon Sect, by Daphne Bramham.
Quickie Recap: You might be shocked to learn that B.C. is quickly becoming Canada's Utah - a safe haven for people who break the law in the name of religion. By the end of this book, you won't be able to say you didn't know about it; you won't be able to turn a blind eye.
Quickie Review: This book sells itself. It's so topical that all I had to do is carry it in my arms a couple of days at work and people were stopping me to discuss. This has clearly become a Canadian problem too, and we have a duty to protect those who cannot protect themselves. I was shocked to learn of the lax policies at border crossings; how is it that no one questions an unaccompanied child entering a country on foot? Why are law enforcement and even our judiciary system ignoring the problem? This book made me angry. It was great in raising all sorts of questions I hadn't really bothered to ask myself, but it fell a little short on answers. What can we do to make a difference? I guess that's up to us.
Quickie Recommendation: Yes, inform yourself for those who cannot.