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Books related to Violence Against Women Prevention

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Sexual Violence Prevention

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Domestic Violence Prevention

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Coercive Control

Engaging Men

Gender Socialization



  • Anna Quindlen, Black and Blue
  • Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • Alice Walker, The Color Purple
  • Alex Flinn, Breathing Underwater Discussion of Using for Prevention
  • Alice Sebold, “Lovely Bones.”
  • Alice Sebold, “Lucky.”

Young Adult Literature

  • Aaron Hartzler, What We Saw
  • Laurie Halse Anderson, Speak
  • Christa Desir, Fault Line
  • Amber Smith, The Way I Used to Be
  • Louise O’Neill, Asking for It
  • E.K. Johnston, Exit, Pursued by a Bear

See also:

SVYALit Project – Using Young Adult literature to talk with teens about sexual violence and consent.
Doctoral dissertation on the effects of Young Adult Literature on Adolescents’ rape myth acceptance.