Runaway Girl

Escaping Life on the Streets
Product Number: EB00394419
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101583708
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

"Riveting...? genuinely important book that casts the problem of sex trafficking in America into stunning, heartbreaking relief." (Kirkus Reviews) A School Library Journal Best Adult Book for Teens A Joan F. Kaywell Award Finalist from the Florida Council of Teachers of English Carissa Phelps was a runner. By the time she was twelve, she had run away from home, dropped out of school, and fled blindly into the arms of a brutal pimp. Even when she escaped him, she could not outrun the crushing inner pain of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. With little to hope for, she expected to end up in prison, or worse. But then her life was transformed through the unexpected kindness of a teacher and a counselor. Through small miracles, Carissa accomplished the unimaginable, graduating from UCLA with both a law degree and an MBA. She left the streets behind, yet found herself back, this time working to help homeless and at-risk youth discover their own paths to a better life. Like the multimillion-copy bestseller The Glass Castle, this memoir moves us through the power of its unflinching candor and generosity.

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Original Publish Date: Jul 05, 2012

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