Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Violence
Annotation:"Discusses the various types of abuse teenagers face, including both domestic and dating abuse, the impact abuse has on teens, and several ways to help teens who suffer from some form of abuse."--Provided by publisher.
Annotation:Through real-life stories and experiences, author Elaine Landau explores all aspects of abusive relationships, including the warning signs of dating abuse and common characteristics of abusers.
Annotation:Describes the experiences of teens who have had abusive dating relationships and gives advice on how to end the cycle of abuse and forge healthy and loving, violence-free relationships.
Annotation:In a society where sexual abuse of young women is rampant, many women never share their stories. They remain hidden and invisible. In her pioneering work with young survivors through the last thirty years, Dr. Patti Feuereisen has helped teen girls and young women to find their voices, begin healing, and become visible.
Annotation:A report on the overblown fear of violence that turns American schools into prisons and students into suspects describes how the fixation on crime and security has resulted in unprecedented restrictions on student rights, dignity, and educational freedom.
Annotation:A gripping tale of personal revolution by a man who went from Crips co-founder to Nobel Peace Prize nominee, author, and antigang activist.
Annotation:Looking for an escape from childhood abuse, Reymundo Sanchez turned away from school and baseball to drugs, alcohol, and then sex, and was left to fend for himself before age 14. The Latin Kings, one of the largest and most notorious street gangs in America, became his refuge and his world, but its violence cost him friends, freedom, self-respect, and nearly his life.
Annotation:After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.
Annotation:Ambitious high school senior and honor student Efrain Rodriguez makes some questionable choices in pursuit of his dream to escape the South Bronx and attend an Ivy League college.
Annotation:As Kofi, Arielle, Dana, November, and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school, a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously.
Annotation:At the end of high school, Johanna finally begins dating the girl she has loved from afar, but Reeve is as much trouble as she claims to be as she and her twin brother damage Johanna's self-esteem, friendships, and already precarious relationship with her sister.
Annotation:"Sex has always come without consequences for Evan. Until the night when all the consequences land at once, leaving him scarred inside and out"-- Provided by publisher.
Annotation:"A graphic novel based on the true story of Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago who shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members"--Provided by publisher.
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Fiction and nonfiction about violence -- experiencing it, participating in it, reacting to it, and preventing it -- in relationships, schools, and in the community as a whole.