The books this month aren't easy, they aren't laugh-a-minute, and they aren't beach reads. They're meaningful, difficult, and important. Stories everyone needs to read as we work toward a world that is a better place for young people and for victims and survivors of abuse. Join us this Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Child Abuse Prevention Month by reading from this list.
Every Last Promise by Kristin Halbrook
After the Fall by Kate Hart (Cover Tk)
The story of a girl who refuses to play the damsel in distress, even in the face of sexual assault, and the boy who has always hoped to rescue her, until she seeks comfort in his brother's arms and a terrible accident changes everything.
Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
All the Rage by Courtney Summers
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Once upon a time, I was a little girl who disappeared. Once upon a time, my name was not Alice. Once upon a time, I didn't know how lucky I was. When Alice was ten, Ray took her away from her family, her friends -- her life. She learned to give up all power, to endure all pain. She waited for the nightmare to be over. Now Alice is fifteen and Ray still has her, but he speaks more and more of her death. He does not know it is what she longs for. She does not know he has something more terrifying than death in mind for her. This is Alice's story. It is one you have never heard, and one you will never, ever forget.
Impulse by Ellen Hopkins
Fault Line by Christa Desir
The Gospel of Winter by Brenden Kiely
Dime by E.R Frank
Inexcusable by Chris Lynch
Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller