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Strong at the Heart: How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse

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“This book is an absolute gift to the world.” – Jacqueline WoodsonEvery year more than half a million young people are sexually abused or assaulted in North America. This groundbreaking book brings readers face-to-face with nine survivors who speak with candor and courage about the abuse they experienced, how they have healed, and how they are moving forward with their lives. White, black, Latino, and Native American, these everyday heroes come from a wide range of communities and have found different ways to cope with and overcome sexual trauma. Through moving personal stories and striking photographs they take readers into their lives, offering insight and hope for anyone affected by this all-too-common childhood experience.
In this book about healing, young readers and their families will find additional information in the resource section, a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience.
Carolyn Lehman is the author of the Christopher Award–winning novel Promise Not to Tell. She teaches childrens literature, writes extensively for children and adults, and is active in survivor advocacy. She lives in Arcata, California.
Every year more than half a million young people are sexually abused or assaulted in North America. This book brings readers face-to-face with nine survivors who speak with candor and courage about the abuse they experienced, how they have healed, and how they are moving forward with their lives. White, black, Latino, and Native American, these everyday heroes come from a wide range of communities and have found different ways to cope with and overcome sexual childhood traumas: molestation, acquaintance rape, incest, clergy abuse, abduction and rape by a stranger. Through moving personal stories and striking photographs they take readers into their lives, offering insight and hope for anyone affected by these all-too-common childhood experiences.

In this book about healing, young readers and their families will find additional information in the resource section, a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and web sites on healing and resilience.

"Strong at the Heart is an absolute gift to the world. Each person inside this book is whispering, 'Listen, learn, love, forgive—see this new greatness in me.'"—Jacqueline Woodson, author of I Hadn't Meant to Tell You
 
"Powerful and right on the money. Every student will want to read it and every teacher should. This is the kind of book that will help our culture understand itself."—Chris Crutcher, family therapist and author of Chinese Handcuffs
 
"By sharing the individual stories of young women and men who have had the courage to speak out, Lehman gives—to all who have been abused—faces, hope, and the healing knowledge that they are not alone. Strong at the Heart is essential—and inspiring—reading."—Michael Cart
 
"Without sensationalizing, the first-person narratives each convey the particulars of an individual experience that will encourage readers' empathy."—The Horn Book
 
"Excellently balanced. Over and over, the interviewees each say how much it helped to hear that someone else shared their experiences—that they were not alone. One hopes that this book will be that voice for readers."—Kirkus Reviews
 
"Lehman's powerful collection . . . packs a strong emotional punch. The strength of this sensitive, evenhanded book comes from its increasing awareness about something teens may be silently suffering."—Booklist
 
"Clearly and candidly written. The clear message to other victims is that they are not alone and that recovery is possible."—School Library Journal

Synopsis:

“This book is an absolute gift to the world.” - Jacqueline Woodson

Every year more than half a million young people are sexually abused or assaulted in North America. This groundbreaking book brings readers face-to-face with nine survivors who speak with candor and courage about the abuse they experienced, how they have healed, and how they are moving forward with their lives. White, black, Latino, and Native American, these everyday heroes come from a wide range of communities and have found different ways to cope with and overcome sexual trauma. Through moving personal stories and striking photographs they take readers into their lives, offering insight and hope for anyone affected by this all-too-common childhood experience.

In this book about healing, young readers and their families will find additional information in the resource section, a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience.

Synopsis:

Through moving personal stories, nine survivors offer insight and hope for anyone affected by childhood sexual abuse. Includes a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience. Young Adult.

About the Author

Carolyn Lehman is the author of the Christopher Award-winning novel Promise Not to Tell. She teaches childrens literature, writes extensively for children and adults, and is active in survivor advocacy. She lives in Arcata, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374372828
Subtitle:
How It Feels to Heal from Sexual Abuse
Foreword:
Davis, Laura
Foreword:
Davis, Laura
Compiled:
Lehman, Carolyn
Author:
Lehman, Carolyn
Author:
Davis, Laura
Compiled:
Lehman, Carolyn
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Child sexual abuse
Subject:
Social Situations - Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Recovery
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Situations / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Child sexual abuse -- United States.
Subject:
Sexual abuse victims -- United States.
Subject:
Situations / Sexual Abuse
Subject:
Social Issues - Drugs, Alcohol, & Substance Abuse
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20051103
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white photographs; Introductio
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.24x7.32x.65 in. 1.20 lbs.
Age Level:
13-17

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“This book is an absolute gift to the world.” - Jacqueline Woodson

Every year more than half a million young people are sexually abused or assaulted in North America. This groundbreaking book brings readers face-to-face with nine survivors who speak with candor and courage about the abuse they experienced, how they have healed, and how they are moving forward with their lives. White, black, Latino, and Native American, these everyday heroes come from a wide range of communities and have found different ways to cope with and overcome sexual trauma. Through moving personal stories and striking photographs they take readers into their lives, offering insight and hope for anyone affected by this all-too-common childhood experience.

In this book about healing, young readers and their families will find additional information in the resource section, a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience.

"Synopsis" by , Through moving personal stories, nine survivors offer insight and hope for anyone affected by childhood sexual abuse. Includes a comprehensive guide to the best help lines, books, films, and Web sites on healing and resilience. Young Adult.
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