Excerpt Want a peek at the first few pages of Wrecked? This story is told in alternating chapters by two characters, Haley and Richard. One is the roommate of the "accuser," the other is the housemate of the "accused." In between each chapter is an italicized, omniscient retelling of the night and incident in question.
General List This is a list of both national websites and Maine-based links and groups which can give you information about sexual assault, where to find help, and ideas for healthy sexuality programming you can bring to your school.
Reader's GuideAlgonquin Young Readers has created a reader's guide for classroom and book group use.
End Rape on Campus (EROC) Founded by two UNC Chapel Hill graduates, Andrea Pino and Annie Clarke, EROC provides legal support, on-campus speakers, and up-to-date information about the various laws governing campus sexual assault.
Speak About ItFive-person teams of trained actor/facilitators visit high schools and colleges to perform hard-hitting dramatizations of issues surounding sexual violence, consent and healthy relationships. Audiences will howl with laughter, weep with emotion, and nod in affirmation: it's that good. Following performances, facilitators work in small group breakout sessions to get some important conversations started. Speak About It is FANTASTIC.
We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out, by Andrea L. Pino and Annie E. Clarke is a collection of testimonials gathered by the women who founded EROC.
Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town, by Jon Krakauer, is a meticulously researched exploration of several sexual assaults at the University of Montana. Krakauer shines a light on what happens in both the court of law and the university system when victims name their attackers and seek justice.
Girls & Sex, by Peggy Orenstein. An unflinching look at how young people today learn about sex and interact with each other sexually. If promoting consent and preventing sexual violence begin with changing the culture of sex on our campuses, then read this book with your sons and daughters and start the conversations. Now.