Runaway Girl: Escaping Life On The Streets

byCarissa PhelpsContribution byLarkin Warren

June 25, 2013|
Runaway Girl: Escaping Life On The Streets by Carissa Phelps
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“Riveting . . . A 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.
Title:Runaway Girl: Escaping Life On The StreetsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 8.37 X 5.45 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 8.37 X 5.45 X 0.68 inPublished:June 25, 2013Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143123335

ISBN - 13:9780143123330

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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