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The #MeToo Bookshelf: A Range of Books Dealing with Sexual Assault

In the spirit of #MeToo movement, allowing survivors space to tell their stories and be believed is more important than ever. A space to find comfort or to try and understand sexual assault in all its forms can be books. These 20 books show that no two survivors are the same. Comprised of books with female, male, trans and non-binary main characters who have survived various instances of child sexual abuse, molestation, sexual assault and rape, these powerful and poignant books are empowering, heart-wrenching and important all at once. These books also represent a variety of genres from the beautiful fantasy novel DAMSEL by Elana K. Arnold, the powerful collection THINGS WE HAVEN'T SAID: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out, edited by Erin Moutlon and Bryson McCrone and the graphic novel adaptation of Laurie Halse Anderson's groundbreaking novel SPEAK, with illustrations by Emily Carroll. Read these books to heal, to feel heart or to listen.