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The Resource Runaway girl : escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time, Carissa Phelps with Larkin Warren

Runaway girl : escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time, Carissa Phelps with Larkin Warren

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Runaway girl : escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time
Title
Runaway girl
Title remainder
escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time
Statement of responsibility
Carissa Phelps with Larkin Warren
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book is a story of triumph and a fierce determination to give back. The author was a runner. By twelve, she had run away from home, dropped out of school, and fled blindly into the arms of a brutal pimp, who made her walk the hard streets of central California. But 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. Miraculously, by the time she turned thirty, she had accomplished the unimaginable, graduating from UCLA with both a law degree and an MBA. She had left the streets behind, yet her path would eventually draw her back, this time working to help homeless and at-risk youth find their own paths to a better life. This is her own story, the tale of a girl who lost herself and survived, against all odds, through the generosity of strangers. It is an inspiring true story about finding the courage to run toward healing and summoning the strength to light the way for others
Summary
A preadolescent runaway describes the violence and trauma that marked her early life before the unexpected kindness of a teacher helped her to get off the streets and pursue a master's degree, tracing her subsequent dedication to helping other at-risk youth
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School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2012.
Biography type
autobiography
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10116577
Cataloging source
DLC
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Phelps, Carissa
Dewey number
  • 362.74
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Warren, Larkin
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True
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  • Phelps, Carissa
  • Runaway children
  • Sexually abused children
  • Prostitution
Target audience
adult
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escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time
Label
Runaway girl : escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time, Carissa Phelps with Larkin Warren
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn755904463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780670023721
Lccn
2011038441
System control number
(OCoLC)755904463
Label
Runaway girl : escaping life on the streets, one helping hand at a time, Carissa Phelps with Larkin Warren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
ocn755904463
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
311 p.
Isbn
9780670023721
Lccn
2011038441
System control number
(OCoLC)755904463

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