STAR Reading Recommendations

n February 2023, we challenged our community to "Read & Raise" by encouraging our neighbors to read books recommended by survivors and advocates. The fundraiser has come to a close, but we believe the sharing of knowledge and healing resources should continue. 

Let us know what you think of these titles (and/or suggest books we should add) by emailing us at [email protected]. Happy Reading!


Know My Name

by Chanel Miller

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South of Forgiveness:  A True Story of Rape and Responsibility

by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

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Unbound:  My Story of Liveration and the Birth of the Me Too Movement

by Tarana Burke

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Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny  

by Kate Mann

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Love T.A.P.S. Love That Assaults, Pollutes, and Scars 

by Ce Anderson

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Power Sex and Shame:  Overcoming Sexual Exploitation 

by Peter Mosgofian

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Re-Visioning the Sexual Violence Continuum

by Lydia Guy

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The Gift of Fear:  And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence

by Gavin de Becker

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The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

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The Mindful Self- Compassion Workbook

by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer

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The Sexual Healing Journey:  A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

by Wendy Maltz

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Where Hope Comes From:  Poems of Resilience, Healing, and Light

by Nikita Gill

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The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women are Some Kind of Magic Series)

by Amanda Lovelace

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Bitter End

by Jennifer Brown

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Real Talk about Sex & Consent:  What Every Teen Needs to Know

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw

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Tornado Warning

by Elin Stebbins Waldal

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