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Run, Clarissa, Run

Title

Run, Clarissa, Run

Authors

Rachel Eliason

Publisher

Rachel Eliason

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780988573017

Pages

304 pages

Genre

realism

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Life in a small town can be tough when you're a little different, but for a fifteen year old transgender kid it can truly be hell. Clark is harassed daily at school for his effeminate behavior and appearance. He has no friends and a brother that is as likely to be on the teasing as to prevent it. When Clark is offered a job babysitting for the Pirella family, it seems like a godsend. The money is good. He bonds with the girls almost instantly. The father, Tony, works in computer security. Tony and Clark strike up a friendship based on a mutal love of computers and hacking. As Tony becomes aware of Clark's transsexuality and his growing feminine alter ego, Clarissa, things become incredibly complicated. Will Tony be Clarissa's salvation, or her undoing?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenager; boy to girl

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

male/male

Keywords

transsexual; friends; bullying; identity; babysitting; computers

Diversity Impact

direct

Run, Clarissa, Run

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