Things we haven't said Sexual violence survivors speak out

Book - 2018

"Things We Haven't Said is a powerful collection of poems, essays, letters, vignettes and interviews written by a diverse group of impressive adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. Structured to incorporate creative writing to engage the reader and informative interviews to dig for context, this anthology is a valuable resource of hope, grit and honest conversation that will help teens tackle the topic of sexual violence, upend stigma and maintain hope for a b...etter future" -- Amazon.com.

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Subjects
Genres
Personal narratives
Published
San Francisco, CA : Zest Books [2018]
Language
English
Item Description
On title page and cover the title is printed in black, but crossed out in red, leaving the subtitle to stand out.
Physical Description
208 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-207).
ISBN
9781942186342
1942186347
Review by Booklist Reviews

*Starred Review* This inclusive, poignant look at a diverse representation of sexual assault survivors tackles an extremely sensitive subject with hope, tools, and resources to not only build a working vernacular for assault victims but to empower teens who have been assaulted. Moulton, a teen librarian, has collected creative nonfiction (poems, letters, essays, etc.) from 25 survivors of sexual abuse and paired each of these works with a brief interview and paragraph on the person's life today. Readers will connect with how different survivors cope and have used the outlets of writing, poetry, dance, and other art forms to express themselves. The book also discusses how children grow up ignorant of consent, and the ways in which our legal system perpetuates the problem or outright fails them, while some adults refuse to believe or even question the trauma survivors about what they might be facing. Importantly, Moulton provides language to those who may be seeking ways to figure out how to talk about or process what was done to them. One of the most important aspects of the books is the glossary, which provides a definition of terms discussed throughout the book. Moulton has does an impressive job pulling together a collection of works to provide empowerment, empathy, and compassion to all who are willing to listen. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Citing teens as the demographic most at risk for rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse, an awareness-raising guide shares 20 stories from diverse survivors on how to overcome the boundaries of stigma and silence to help prevent trauma and loss of life. By the award-winning author of Flutter. 15,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A powerful collection of poems, essays, letters, and interviews written by a diverse group of adults who survived sexual violence as children and adolescents. This anthology is a valuable resource to help teens upend stigma and create a better future.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Statistically, teens make up the demographic most affected by rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse, and yet the topic is shrouded by stigma and silence.Things We Haven't Said seeks to make a change by providing teens with stories that engage, questions for further discussion, and resources that could save a life. These twenty stories – coming from a diverse but uniformly impressive group of women – open the door to new conversations on one of the hardest topics we will ever have to address. But it’s a conversation that we need to start having now.