Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List

SAAM Reading List

Children's Books:

  • Do You Have a Secret by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • Let's Talk About Boundaries, Consent and Respect by Jayneen Sanders
  • My Body is Private by Linda Walvoord
  • Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect and Being in Charge of You by Rachel Brian
  • Not in Room 204: Breaking the Silence of Abuse by Shannon Riggs
  • It's My Body by Lory Freeman
  • Your Body Belongs to You by Cornelia Maude Spelman
  • My Body Belongs to Me by Jill Starishevsky
  • Uncle Willy's Tickles by Marcia Aboff
  • Amazing You! by Gail Saltz
  • Some Secrets Should Never be Kept by Jayneen Sanders
  • I said NO! by Kimberly King and Zack King

Teen Books:

  • Sold by Patricia McCormick
  • Crank by Ellen Hopkins
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • Breathing Underwater by Alex Flinn

Adult Reading: (*indicates fiction reading)

  • Faith: A Novel* by Jennifer Haigh
  • Transparent by Don Lemon
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  • The Dovekeepers* by Alice Hoffman
  •  The Color Purple* by Alice Walker
  • The Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Speak* by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat
  • Lucky* and The Lovely Bones* by Alice Sebold
  • Mysterious Skin* by Scott Heim
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Pact* by Jodi Picoult
  • Testimony* by Anita Shreve
  • Half the Sky by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn