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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christa Desir  

Pen Name: C. Desir

Genre: C:YA Fiction



Illinois Connection

Desir lives outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Christa Desir writes under the pen name of C. Desir. She is an author of contemporary fiction for young adults, is an editor and a podcaster. She has volunteered as a rape victim activist for more than ten years, including providing direct service as an advocate in hospital Emergency Rooms. She is also a founding member of the ''Voices and Faces Project'', a nonprofit organization for rape survivors that conducts an international survivor-based testimonial writing workshop.

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Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Fault Line ''''' *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015 """Other Broken Things""" *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018