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I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope

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I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope

April 2018

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 unexpected 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 perpetrators.

I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor's Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope
by Chessy Prout with Jenn Abelson

  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • ISBN-10: 1534414436
  • ISBN-13: 9781534414433