Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Violence

Beyond Bruises
Beyond Bruises The Truth About Teens and Abuse By Gordon, Sherri Mabry Book - 2009 y 362.76 G665b 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Date Violence
Date Violence By Landau, Elaine Book - 2004 y 362.883 L253d 2004 Available in some locations

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.

In Love and in Danger
In Love and in Danger A Teen's Guide to Breaking Free of Abusive Relationships By Levy, Barrie Book - 2006 y 306.73 L668i 2006 Available in some locations

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.

Invisible Girls
Invisible Girls The Truth About Sexual Abuse By Feuereisen, Patti eBook - 2009 Click here for full text »

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.

Lockdown High
Lockdown High When the Schoolhouse Becomes A Jailhouse By Fuentes, Annette Book - 2011 371.7820973 F954L 2011 Available in some locations

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.

Blue Rage, Black Redemption
Blue Rage, Black Redemption A Memoir By Williams, Stanley Tookie Book - 2007 B-Wi6756b 2007 All copies in use Availability details

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.

My Bloody Life
My Bloody Life The Making of A Latin King By Sanchez, Reymundo Book - 2000 364.1066 S211m 2000 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

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.

Crash and Burn
Crash and Burn By Hassan, Michael Book - 2013 y HASSAN 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:Steven "Crash" Crashinsky relates his sordid ten-year relationship with David "Burn" Burnett, the boy he stopped from taking their high school hostage at gunpoint.

Dreamland By Dessen, Sarah eBook - 2004 3M downloadable ebook Check availability»

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.

Efrain's Secret
Efrain's Secret By Quintero, Sofia Book - 2010 y QUINTERO 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Just Another Hero
Just Another Hero By Draper, Sharon M. Book - 2010 y DRAPER 2010 Available in some locations

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.

Rage A Love Story By Peters, Julie Anne Book - 2009 y PETERS 2009 Available in some locations

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.

Sex and Violence
Sex and Violence A Novel By Mesrobian, Carrie Book - 2013 y MESROBIAN 2013 Available in some locations

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.

Split By Avasthi, Swati Book - 2010 y AVASTHI 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:A teenaged boy thrown out of his house by his abusive father goes to live with his older brother, who ran away from home years ago to escape the abuse.

Yummy The Last Days of A Southside Shorty By Neri, Greg Book - 2010 ygn 305.896 NERI 2010 Available in some locations

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.


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.