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10 books about rape
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- National Domestic Violence Hotline. Call 800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522 or chat live online to connect with a trained domestic violence advocate.
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- National Sexual Assault Hotline. Call 800-656-4673 to connect with local resources, including trained counselors.
The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith
Category: Girls & Women
This book was published 4 years ago by Margaret K. McElderry Books and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
"After fourteen-year-old Eden is raped by her brother's best friend, she knows she'll never be the way she used to be"--
Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite Matsakis
This book was published 18 years ago by New Harbinger Publications and takes approximately 6.7 hours to read.
Presents a guide to coping with rape that includes how to create a plan for recovery, build a supportive network, deal with conflicting emotions, and encourage the reconstruction of the event in order to weaken its power over the survivor.
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
This book was published 10 years ago by Square Fish and takes approximately 7.5 hours to read.
The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller
This book was published 2 years ago by Viking and takes approximately 12.3 hours to read.
The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose letter to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors.
All the Rage: A Novel by Courtney Summers
Category: Girls & Women
This book was published 5 years ago by St. Martin's Griffin and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Bustle, Book Riot, Chicago Public Library, Quill and Quire, and the B&N Teen Blog! The sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything—friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her name or her past there; she can finally be anonymous. But when a girl with ties to both Romy and Kellan goes missing after a party, and news of him assaulting another girl in a town close by gets out, Romy must decide whether she wants to fight or carry the burden of knowing more girls could get hurt if she doesn't speak up. Nobody believed her the first time—and they certainly won't now—but the cost of her silence might be more than she can bear. With a shocking conclusion and writing that will absolutely knock you out, Courtney Summers' new novel All the Rage examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.
A Fierce Belief in Miracles: My Journey from Rape to Healing and Wholeness by Anne Reeder Heck
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published last year by She Writes Press and takes approximately 7.7 hours to read.
In this inspiring memoir, Anne Reeder Heck offers the gripping and uplifting details of her rape and subsequent healing journey--a story that sparked national interest--and shares lessons about the importance of clear intention and trusting inner guidance, and the transformative power of forgiveness.
Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture--and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding
Category: Violence in Society
This book was published 6 years ago by Da Capo Lifelong Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest. Congressman Todd Akin's ?legitimate” gaffe. The alleged rape crew of Steubenville, Ohio. Sexual violence has been so prominent in recent years that the feminist term ?rape culture” has finally entered the mainstream. But what, exactly, is it? And how do we change it? In Asking for It, Kate Harding answers those questions in the same blunt, bullshit-free voice that's made her a powerhouse feminist blogger. Combining in-depth research with practical knowledge, Asking for It makes the case that twenty-first century America—where it's estimated that out of every 100 rapes only 5 result in felony convictions—supports rapists more effectively than victims. Harding offers ideas and suggestions for addressing how we as a culture can take rape much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused.
A Piece of Cake: A Memoir by Cupcake Brown
Category: Black & African American
This book was published 15 years ago by Crown and takes approximately 16.0 hours to read.
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I WANT TO GO HOME: Reclaiming Power After Sexual Assault by Renee Marie Simpson
This book was published this year by Renee Marie Simpson and takes approximately 6.0 hours to read.
An inspiring true story about a brave young woman who pushes herself out of her comfort zone when she agrees to join a sailing expedition from Gibraltar to Thailand, with no experience.A health crisis, serious mechanical failures, and a category five cyclone - everything begins to go terrifyingly wrong, triggering the deeply buried trauma of a sexual assault.As she quickly adapts to life at sea, she begins to reclaim the power that was stolen from her and to break the silence.Those who dream of adventure will enjoy every discovery in this story. If you have an instinct to run and a longing to return to a place of safety, you will find this book a gentle, supportive and loving call to action reflecting on what 'home' really means.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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