News | March 27, 2020

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020 Book List


Children’s Books

C Is For Consent – Eleanor Morrison & Faye Orlove
My Body’s Mine: A Book On Body Boundaries And Sexual Abuse Prevention – Kayla Marnach
The Summer of Owen Todd – Todd Abbott
My Body Belongs To Me From My Head To My Toes – Geisler Dagmar
Not In Room 204: Breaking The Silence Of Abuse – Shannon Riggs
Hands Are Not For Hurting – Nora Gaydos, Akemi Gutierrez
It’s My Body – Lory Freeman
Something Happened And I’m Scared To Tell – Patricia Kehoe, Carol Deach

Cultural Examples

The Bluest Eye – Toni Morrison
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou
Sold – Patricia McCormick
Salvation Black People And Love -Bell Hooks
Left To Tell – Imacullee llibaigza
I Will Survive: The African-American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse – Lori Robinson
Decolonizing Trauma Work: Indigenous Stories and Strategies (2014) – Renee Linklater and Lewis Mehl-Madrona
Surviving the Silence: Black Women’s Stories of Rape – Charlotte Pierce-Baker
At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power – Danielle McGuire

Ending Rape Culture

Asking For It – Kate Harding
Yes Means Yes: Visions Of Female Power And A World Without Rape – Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti
Believe Me – Jessica Valenti & Jaclyn Friedman
What you Really Really Want – Jaclyn Friedman
Sexual Citizens – Jennifer Hirsch
Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution – Laurie Penny
Missoula – Jon Krakauer
Bad Feminist – Roxane Gay
Not That Bad – Roxane Gay
We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Yes All Women – Rebecca Solnit
Representing Rape – Susan Ehrlich
May I Kiss You? A Candid look At Dating, Respect And Sexual Assault Awareness – Michael Domirtz
Violated: Exposing Rape At Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis – Paula Lavigne
I have the Right to : A High School Survivors Story of Sexual Assault, Justice And Hope – Chessy Prout and Jen Abelson
We Believe You: Survivors Of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out (2016)– Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino
I Never Called It Rape – Robin Warshaw, Gloria Steinem, Salamisah Tillet
A False Report : A True Story Of Rape In America – Christian T Miller , Ken Armstrong
We Believe You – Annie E. Clark
What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape – Sohaila Abdulali

LGBTQIA Survivors

Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices From Within The Antiviolence Movement – Jennifer Paxton
Written On The Body: Letters From Trans And Non Binary Survivors Of Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence – Lexie Bean, Dean Spade, Nyala Moon

POC Survivors

I Still Believe Anita Hill: Three Generations Discuss The Legacy Of Speaking – Amy Richards, Cynthia Greenberg
In a Day’s Work: The Fight To End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most vulnerable Workers – Bernice Yeung

Trauma & Healing

The Body Keeps The Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk
One Hour In Paris– Karyn L. Freedman
The Long Journey Home: Understanding And Ministering To The Sexually Abused – Andrew J. Schmut
The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2012)– Wendy Maltz
The Courage To Heal: A Guide For Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (2008) – Ellen Bass, Laura Davis
The Trauma Toolkit– Susan Pease Banitt

Trauma & Healing
(Spanish translations)

Superando el dolor : un libro para y acera de adultos victimas de abuso en la ninez – Eliana Gil
El Coraje de sanar: guia para las mujeres supervivientes de abuso sexual en la infancia – Ellen Bass, Laura davis

Young Adult

Blood Water Paint – Joy McCullough
Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson
The Lovely Bones – Alice Seobold
Asking For It – Louise O’Neil
The Luckiest Girl Alive – Jessica Knoll
The Tenth Circle – Jodi Piccoult
Exit, Pursued A Bear – E.K Johnston
Just Listen – Sarah Dessen
Sexual Assault The Ultimate Teen Guide – Olivia Ghafoerkhan
The Nowhere Girls – Amy Reed
Strong At Heart: How It Feels To Heal From Sexual Abuse – Carolyn Lehman
Push –  Sapphire
My Dark Vanessa – Kate Elizabeth Russell

Male Survivors

Abused Men: The Hidden Side of Domestic Violence
Joining Forces Empowering Male Survivors – Dr. Howard Bradkin
Evicting the Perpetrator – Ken Singer
History of Violence – Edouard Louis
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower – Stephen Chbosky
Leaping Upon Mountains – Mike Lew
The Summer of Owen Todd – Todd Abbott
Victims No Longer : Men Recovering From Incest And Other Sexual Child Abuse– Mike Lew

Science Fiction

The Power – Naomi Alderman Memoir
A Stolen Life – Jaycee Dugard
Lucky – Alice Sebold
Girl In The Woods – Aspen Mathis
We Believe You : Survivors Of Campus Sexual Assault – Annie Clark & Andrea L Pino
South Of Forgiveness : A True Story Of Rape And Responsibility – Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger
Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest For Truth, Authenticity And The Perfect Knuckleball (2012) – R.A. Dickey and Wayne Coffey
Speaking Truth To Power – Anita Hill
Dear Sister: Letters From Survivors Of Sexual Violence – Lisa Factora-Borchers and Aishah Shahidah Simmons
Beads: A Memoir About Falling Apart And Putting Yourself Back Together – Rachel Brooks


Milk & Honey – Rupi Kaur
The Sun And Her Flowers – Rupi Kaur

Advocacy and Other Professionals

The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities (2016) – Ching-In Chen , Jai Dulani , Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide To Caring For Self While Caring For Others – Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk (2009)
No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us – Rachel Louise Snyder
Homegrown: Home Domestic Violence Turns Men Into Terrorists (2019) – Joan Smith


Spotlight ( Netflix)
Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix)
Audrie and Daisy (Netflix)
The Hunting Ground (Netflix)
Hope ( Netflix)
Unspeakable Acts (Netflix)
The Invisible War – Film by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering
I am Evidence – (documentary) Details the Chronic History Of Untested Rape Kits
India’s Daughter
Believed by NPR (podcast)
Unbelievable (Netflix)