Novels about dating violence
Martin’s, 2013), Rachele Alpine, who wrote Canary (Medallion Pr., 2013), and Brendan Kiely, author of The Gospel of Winter (S. Karen Jensen, a 2014 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, is the creator of the site Teen Librarian Toolbox and a part-time librarian at Betty Warmack Branch Library in Grand Prairie, Texas.
A perfect time for teenagers who are beginning to date to gain an understanding of the signs and realities of physical and emotional abuse, which can occur within a relationship.
If we want people to understand the problem of sexual violence and abuse, we need to be talking about sex more in general and not in a scandalized nervous-laughter way or a joking ‘isn’t-that-naughty’ way.” She adds, “Books are a great entrance into these conversations, because people are often not used to talking candidly about sex and sexual violence in their own lives.” Books are a safe way to help teens process topics we know they are thinking about.
Here are some things you can do in your library to get the discussion going in your library—and also implement ways to help teens who themselves have been impacted by SV.
A sexual assault occurs every two minutes in the US, according to RAINN.
As a youth librarian specializing in young adult services and literature for almost 20 years, I used to hold that information at bay, somewhere in the back of my mind, while I read.
The book also includes two scenes in which Hester is sexually harassed or intimidated; in one case, practically assaulted.
)Tag and its aliases used 459 times by 193 members.Our goals are simple: To discuss sexual violence in the lives of teens and in YA literature on a bimonthly basis, and to raise awareness of the issues and titles that can be used to discuss the topics with teens.To give librarians, educators, and parents the tools to evaluate and discuss these topics in the lives of teens, and to promote teen reading and literature. In the first, we are holding a variety of live online book discussions about titles involving SV and the issues within.There is evidence to suggest that promoting gender equality can help decrease sexual violence.So consider creating integrated book displays based on themes like plagues, dystopians, action and adventure, etc.