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Peters, Julie

Summary: Have the courage to heal. We know, increasingly, how common and devastating sexual violence is for women, but we don’t always talk about how survivors can recover from the trauma and return to desire, sexuality, trust, and pleasure. Want is the story of how Julie Peters did just that—and how you can, too. Move past the fog of trauma. In the years after the assault, Julie was in what she calls...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mango Publishing Group 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 PET

Summary: A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN VIR

Anderson, Laurie Halse

Summary: Bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson is known for the unflinching way she writes about, and advocates for, survivors of sexual assault. Now, inspired by her fans and enraged by how little in our culture has changed since her groundbreaking novel Speak was first published twenty years ago, she has written a poetry memoir that is as vulnerable as it is rallying, as timely as it is timeless....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 AND

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 AND

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 AND

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 AND

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 Anderson 2019

Abdulali, Sohaila

Summary: "Drawing on her own experience, her work with hundreds of survivors as the head of a rape crisis center in Boston, and three decades of grappling with rape as a feminist intellectual and writer, Abdulali tackles some of our thorniest questions about rape, articulating the confounding way we account for who gets raped and why--and asking how we want to raise the next generation. In interviews...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.15 ABD

Smith, B. J. (Brad J.)

Summary: "After ten years' absence and a spell in prison, Carl Burns has returned to his hometown of Rose City to offer support to his estranged daughter Kate, currently one of four witnesses testifying against former Mayor Joseph Sanderson III, who stands accused of multiple counts of underage rape. Carl is determined to get justice for Kate, whatever it takes. But with his former sister-in-law Frances...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House Publishers Ltd 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SMI

Summary: Shares twenty stories from diverse survivors of childhood sexual violence, explaining how they overcame the boundaries of stigma and silence to help prevent trauma and loss of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Zest Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 616.85 THI

Prout, Chessy

Summary: The numbers are staggering: nearly one in five girls ages fourteen to seventeen have been the victim of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. This is the true story of one of those girls. In 2014, 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. She reported her...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 921 PRO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 PRO

Haines, Rachel

Summary: "The author details her experiences in competitive gymnastics and the painful realities of being a victim of sexual abuse at the hands of serial abuser, Larry Nassar." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAINES, RACHEL HAI

Miller, Chanel

6 holds on 2 copies

Summary: Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting "Emily Doe" on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statement was posted on BuzzFeed, where it instantly went viral, was translated globally, and read on the floor of Congress. It inspired changes in California law and the recall of the judge in the case. Now Miller reclaims her identity to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B MILLER MIL

Tate, Polo

Summary: "A YA memoir of sexual abuse in the Air Force academy, and the author's survival and healing."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Publishing Group, LLC 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 TAT

Flores, Theresa L.

Summary: " ... an in-depth look at the truth about human trafficking in the U.S. and abroad. With statistics, stories, and graphics, [this book] presents students with a clear picture of how trafficking happens, how prevalent it is in our world today, and how they can get involved in bringing it to an end."--Cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ampelon 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 326 FLO

Summary: A fiercely independent woman is gang raped, then battles the legal system twice, going after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA ACC

Clark, Mary Higgins

Summary: Navigating traumatic memories of an assault in college, a journalist researching the #MeToo movement discovers that her attacker is on the cusp of a merger that will render him a billionaire

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC CLA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M CLA

Margolin, Phillip

Summary: When a young woman accuses college-football superstar Blaine Hastings of rape, the DNA evidence against him is overwhelming. Yet the athlete swears his innocence and threatens both his lawyer and his accuser. When a second rape occurs, the DNA evidence again points to Hastings. The only problem? Hastings was in prison when the crime was committed. As a result, the convicted athlete, represented...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Macmillan Audio 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD Fiction Margolin 2019

Raine, Nancy Venable.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.883 RAI

Connors, Joanna

Summary: Setting out to uncover the story of her attacker, Connors embarked on a journey to find out who he was, where he came from, who his friends were and what his life was like. What she discovers stretches beyond one violent man's story and back into her own, interweaving a narrative about strength and survival with one about rape culture and violence in America.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CONNORS, JOANNA CON

Neiderman, Andrew.

Summary: "Six years after "the incident" that no one will talk about, Victoria Myers returns to her small hometown in the Catskill Mountains. After years in therapy, she is determined to start living life to the full once again--particularly when she starts dating Bart Stonefield, son of a wealthy businessman. But the past has not yet been laid to rest. No one has ever been brought to justice for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Severn House 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC NEI

Summary: From Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning director Kirby Dick, and Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer Amy Ziering comes a startling expose of sexual assault on US campuses, their institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they take on students and their families. Weaving together cinema verite footage and first person testimonies, the film follows the lives...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HUN

Lawler, Liz

Summary: When Dr. Alex Taylor opens her eyes, she is hooked up to an IV, is bound to an operating table, and her legs are raised in stirrups. A man in the room claiming to be a doctor calmly and methodically tells her how he's about to attack her. Before Alex can even scream for help, she succumbs to another dose of anesthesia, rendering her unable to defend herself. When she wakes up, she immediately...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LAW

Aquilina, Rosemarie.

Summary: Samantha Armstrong, a young college co-ed, is stalked by a man who knows her deepest, darkest secret.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Porch Swing Press 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC AQU

Toews, Miriam

Summary: Between 2005 and 2009, in a remote religious Mennonite colony, over a hundred girls and women were knocked unconscious and raped, often repeatedly, by what many thought were ghosts or demons, as a punishment for their sins. As the women tentatively began to share the details of the attacks -- waking up sore and bleeding and not understanding why -- their stories were chalked up to 'wild female...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC TOE

O'Neill, Louise

Summary: After beautiful eighteen-year-old Emma O'Donovan is found on her doorstep disheveled, bleeding, and disoriented, with no memory of the party she attended the night before, viral photographs from the party set off a criminal investigation that divides herquiet Irish town.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quercus 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC ONE

Warshaw, Robin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper & Row 1988

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.88 WAR

Sebold, Alice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.1532 SEB