International Justice Mission works around the world to address humanitarian crises, including the global epidemics of human trafficking and child labor. 

The organization came to Journey Group with a sensitive challenge: to create a print resource that could help parents and teachers talk to children about human trafficking.


A child-friendly narrative

Journey Group proposed the idea of a storybook, told from a child’s perspective, that could carefully introduce children to such a difficult, complex topic. 

Working with writer Jennifer Elvgren and illustrator Don Clark, the team created a warm, hopeful book, called Drops Join Together. The book told the story of a girl whose family was drawn into forced labor and then found a way to freedom.