For Parents & Adults
The Monster's Game, by @LittleGirl1413
The Monster's Game takes you on an emotional and heartbreaking, yet powerful journey from the author’s early childhood where she had been sexually abused, to almost 50 years later to the mother, grandmother, wife, sister, daughter and friend who still struggles with the effects of that abuse. Through the use of poetry, she breaks her silence and speaks out about her abuse and the abuse of children everywhere. Littlegirl413 emerges as strong and triumphant as she delivers punch by punch blows to her abusers and those who turn a blind eye.
No More Stolen Childhoods, by D. Wayne Coffey
This book was written to change the public perception about childhood sexual abuse and to help
those abused find fulfillment in their permanently scarred lives.
Abused Boys - The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse, by Mic Hunter
A long overdue book by a psychologist who has extensive clinical
experience treating male victims of child sexual abuse, it explodes the
myth that sexual abuse of male children is rare, or that the
consequences are less serious than for girls. Hunter examines the
physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors
affecting recovery. With personal case histories of victims and their
families, this is a powerfully written and meticulously researched book
that is a landmark in the field of child sexual abuse literature.
No Secrets, No Lies, by Robin D. Stone
This is a powerful and daringly honest resource guide for families seeking to
understand, prevent, and overcome childhood sexual abuse and its
devastating impact on adult survivors. No Secrets, No Lies
demystifies the cultural taboos and social dynamics that keep Black
families silent and enable abuse to continue for generations.
The Courage to Heal - A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
This is an inspiring, comprehensive guide that
offers hope and a map of the healing journey to every woman who was
sexually abused as a child—and to those who care about her. Although the
effects of child sexual abuse are long-term and severe, healing is
The Missing Voice, Written by Mothers of Incest Victims - Sandi Ashley
The Safe Child Book, by Sherryll Kraizer
It's the most urgent and highly publicized issue facing America's
family: how to teach our children to protect themselves in any
situation. Based on the author's successful education workshop, which
has been in operation since 1969 and has educated more than 50, 000
parents and children nationwide, The Safe Child Book gives parents
effective and nonthreatening techniques for teaching children how to
protect themselves without making them afraid.
For Children Under 13
Amazing You!, by Gail Saltz
Here is a picture book designed especially for young children who are
becoming aware of their bodies, but aren't ready to learn about sexual
intercourse. Written with warmth and honesty, Amazing You! presents clear and age-appropriate information about reproduction, birth, and the difference between girls' and boys' bodies.
Age Range: 3 and up
Wow! It's Great Being a Duck, by Joan Rankin
Lillee won't learn to swim or fly -- she'd much rather stay on land. While her brothers and sisters are learning how to use their webs in the water, little Lillee waddles off into the woods. There, she meets a furry friend who shows her what delicious edibles lie in the forest. Before too long, though, Lillee realizes that this furry-legged, long-tailed, sharp-snouted, pink-tongued fox is just the creature Mother Duck had warned her about! Age Range: 4 - 8 years
Please Tell!: A Child's Story, by Jessie Ottenweller
Written and illustrated by a young girl who was sexually molested by a family member, this book reaches out to other children in a way that no adult can. Jessie's words carry the message, "It's OK to tell; help can come when you tell."
This book is an excellent tool for therapists, counselors, child protection workers, teachers, and parents dealing with children affected by sexual abuse.
Age Range: 4 and up
A Very Touching Book...for Little People and for Big People, by Jan Hindman
"Jan Hindman's book is an excellent way to introduce even the youngest children to the idea of their sexual rights. It goes through the proper terms for male and female sexual anatomy and does a good job of addressing the embarrassment often goes with these words in a humorous way. There are simple, no-nonsense cartoons of naked adults and children to clarify the body part discussion - very important because if a child is sexually abused he or she needs to name the body parts involved correctly."
Age Range: 4 and up
To Tell the Truth, by Brian Ogawa
Introduces police prosecution and court proceedings for children who are called to be witnesses, including grand jury and preliminary hearing processes and child advocacy activities.
Age Range: 5-9 years
What's the Big Secret? Talking About Sex with Girls and Boys, by Laurie Krasny Brown.
Are boys and girls different on the inside? How do you tell girls and boys apart? Do girls and boys have the same feelings? Is sex a dirty word? Where do babies come from? What does being pregnant mean?
Age Range: 5-9 years
The Berenstain Bears Lost in CyberSpace, by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Get ready to enter Cyberspace. When wealthy Squire Grizzly gives each
member of Teacher Bob's class a computer to do with as they will, all
rules fly out the window--and the cubs' grades go south. Will the cubs
get whiplash as they zoom along the information superhighway? Bear
Country fans will love finding out.
Age Range: 8-10 years
It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health, by Robie H. Harris
For two decades, this universally acclaimed book on sexuality has been the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Now, in honor of its anniversary, It’s Perfectly Normal has been updated with information on subjects such as safe and savvy Internet use, gender identity, emergency contraception, and more.
Age Range: 10 and up
Growing up isn’t as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Girl’s Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a girl might have. Topics include: from hair care to high heels, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your changing body, dealing with your friends even when they don’t want to deal with you – and how to handle “mean girls”.
Growing up isn’t as easy as it looks. With changing emotions, friends, expectations, and bodies, some days it can seem like life is one big roller coaster ride. The Boy’s Body Book is here to help with expert advice, common sense tips, fast facts, and answers to all questions a boy might have. Topics include: from hair care to athlete’s foot, a head to toe guide to what’s happening with your changing body, basketball football, soccer, chess — how you can excel no matter what you like to do.
A Safe Place Beyond Sexual Abuse, by Jan Morrison
A sobering number of teens have been sexually abused themselves or know
someone who has been abused. Responding to this terrible reality, A Safe Place
effectively addresses the issues, beliefs, and coping mechanisms
triggered by sexual abuse in adolescent lives. Through personal stories
of teens, a welcoming tone, and practical exercises, this book
encourages readers to “travel” with abused teens on a journey out of
pain and shame into healing and freedom.
How Long Does it Hurt?, by Cynthia Mather & Kristina Debye
The revised and updated edition of the
best-selling book written by an incest survivor for future survivors.
This step-by-step guide speaks directly to victims of sexual abuse to
help them come to grips with what is happening to them and overcome
their feelings of isolation, confusion, and self-doubt.