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I Have the Right To
by Chessy Prout and Jenn Abelson


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A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.

The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault.
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Overview

A young survivor tells her searing, visceral story of sexual assault, justice, and healing in this gutwrenching memoir.

The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls.

In 2014, Chessy Prout was a freshman at St. Paul’s school, a prestigious boarding school in New Hampshire when a senior boy sexually assaulted her as part of a ritualized game of conquest. Chessy bravely reported her assault to the police and testified against her attacker in court. Then, in the face of unfathomable backlash from her once trusted school community, she shed her anonymity to help other survivors find their voice.

This memoir is more than an account of a horrific event; it takes a magnifying glass to the institutions that turn a blind eye to such behavior and a society that blames victims rather than attackers, while offering real, powerful solutions to upending rape culture as we know it today.

Prepare to be inspired by this remarkable young woman and her story of survival, advocacy, and hope in the face of unspeakable trauma.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781534414433
  • ISBN-10: 1534414436
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 416
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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Books > Young Adult Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Women
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