Saturday, May 11, 2019

Nine top books that tackle sexual assault head on

At The Oprah Magazine Michelle Darrisaw tagged nine books that send same message: victims of sexual assault are not alone. One title on the list:
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

This 1999 National Book Award finalist is about a high school outcast who's forced into isolation after getting attacked at a party. Eventually, she musters up the strength to speak out against sexual violence in an attempt to protect teenagers like herself.
Read about another entry on the list.

Speak is among Cathy Cassidy's ten favorite books with a sneaky secret, Lauren Roedy Vaughn's five top literary adult mentors, and Kerry Cohen's five great books about teenage girls and sex.

--Marshal Zeringue