Sexual Assault Awareness Month (Book List)


  • Milk & Honey, Rupi Kaur *
  • The Bones Below — Sierra DeMulder *
  • Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth — Warsan Shire *
  • Purple Sparks: Poetry by Sexual Assault Survivors
  • The Rape Poems — Frances Driscoll

Adult Fiction:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird — Harper Lee*
  • Luckiest Girl Alive — Jessica Knoll
  • Perfect Match — Jodi Picoult*
  • Kite Runner — Khaled Hosseini*
  • Room — Emma Donoghue*
  • The Tenth Circle — Jodi Picoult*
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo — Stieg Larsson*
  • The Lovely Bones — Alice Sebold
  • Salem Falls — Jodi Picoult*
  • The Color Purple — Alice Walker
  • Push — Sapphire
  • White Oleander — Janet Fitch*
  • A Thousand Acres — Jane Smiley
  • The Shanghai Girls — Lisa See

Graphic Novel:

  • Take It as a Compliment — Marian Stoian

Adult Nonfiction:

  • Asking For It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture and What We Can Do About It — Kate Harding
  • Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town — Jon Krakauer
  • Girl in the Woods — Aspen Matis
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — Maya Angelou
  • Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church: The findings of the investigation that inspired the major motion picture Spotlight — The Investigative Staff of the Boston Globe
  • Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide — Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
  • Whipping Girl: A Transexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity — Julia Serano
  • A Stolen Life — Jaycee Dugard
  • One Hour in Paris — Karyn L. Freedman
  • Still Room for Hope — Alisa Kaplan
  • Lucky — Alice Sebold

Teen/Young Adult

Teen/Young Adult Fiction:

  • What We Saw — Aaron Hartzler*

Teen/YA Nonfiction:

  • For Now: Words of the Girl Who Fought Back — Anna Nettie Hanson
  • UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir — Emily Lindin
  • The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors — Barbara Bean & Shari Bennett



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