April SAAM (Sexual Assault Awareness Month Reading List

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This list of fiction books was developed to allow the readers to relate to characters and know they are not alone. Fiction helps to heal and develop a better understanding of people that live through and survive similar experiences. Through fiction we are able to build solidarity. 

Push by Sapphire – Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible: invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem’s casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and highly radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as Precious learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it her own for the first time.

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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher – Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah’s voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he’ll find out why.

Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah’s pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever.

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 The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold – The details of the crime are laid out in the first few pages: from her vantage point in heaven, Susie Salmon describes how she was confronted by the murderer one December afternoon on her way home from school. Lured into an underground hiding place, she was raped and killed. But what the reader knows, her family does not. Anxiously, we keep vigil with Susie, aching for her grieving family, desperate for the killer to be found and punished.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky – This is the story of what it’s like to grow up in high school. More intimate than a diary, Charlie’s letters are singular and unique, hilarious and devastating. We may not know where he lives. We may not know to whom he is writing. All we know is the world he shares. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it puts him on a strange course through uncharted territory. The world of first dates and mixed tapes, family dramas and new friends. The world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that the perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite.

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My Absolut Darling – Gabriel Tallent – At 14, Turtle Alveston knows the use of every gun on her wall. She knows how to snare a rabbit, sharpen a blade and splint a bone. She knows that her daddy loves her more than anything else in this world and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her with him.

But she doesn’t know why she feels so different from the other girls at school; why the line between love and pain can be so hard to see. Or why making a friend may be the bravest and most terrifying thing she has ever done.

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 Beloved by Toni Morrison – Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. Her new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved.

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 White Oleander by Janet Fitch – Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes–each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned–becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.

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What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler – Kate Weston can piece together most of the bash at John Doone’s house: shots with Stacey Stallard, Ben Cody taking her keys and getting her home early—the feeling that maybe he’s becoming more than just the guy she’s known since they were kids.

But when a picture of Stacey passed out over Deacon Mills’s shoulder appears online the next morning, Kate suspects she doesn’t have all the details. When Stacey levels charges against four of Kate’s classmates, the whole town erupts into controversy. Facts that can’t be ignored begin to surface, and every answer Kate finds leads back to the same question: Where was Ben when a terrible crime was committed?

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(https://www.goodreads.com/)

Resources

Bryant Advocacy Helpline – 401-258-4209

Hochberg Women’s Centerhttps://www.bryant.edu/academics/departments-institutes-centers-and-provost/hochberg-womens-center

National Sexual Violence Resource Centerhttps://www.nsvrc.org/saam

 

 

Thank You for making our Open House a Great Success!

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A very big THANK YOU  to everyone who stopped by to visit our Open House this week !  To all who participated in the event,  a very big THANK YOU to each of you, as well – we’re proud to say it was a great success.  The feedback we’ve received  has been phenomenal, and we’re already gathering notes for our “2019-20” event…so keep an eye on this space for future details.  Again, THANK YOU to all ! 

You’re invited to our Open House!

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Mark your calendar for Wednesday, February 13, and join us for our Open House from 1 pm – 3:30 pm! We will be showcasing a variety of products and services offered to our patrons, which help you on your path to success. There will be music, sweet treats, hot beverages, fun art projects, prizes, and of course  Tupper, who will be waiting to take a ‘selfie’ with you! So stop by on Wednesday, and come love our library!  

Celebrate African-American Literature during the month of February !

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During the month of February we celebrate African American Literature at the library, by offering an outstanding collection of titles and authors to choose from. Recent best-sellers such as ‘The Hate U Give’ and ‘The Underground Railroad’  have become favorites with our patrons, while classics by Toni Morrison,  Alice Walker and Ralph Ellison are a must-read for everyone.  Stop by the library and help celebrate with us this month of February. 

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Welcome to Spring Semester 2019!

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The Krupp Library staff warmly welcomes everyone back for Spring Semester of 2019. We’re here to help you all semester long with any research projects, or for borrowing any items from our collection, or from another library.  In addition, we’re the place for all your printing and scanning needs, to book a study room,  or to pick a board game for the weekend! We look forward to seeing you soon…

We’re Open Late for ‘IDEA 2019’

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Though the Krupp Library will be closed January 19 & 20, (and open 11 am -3 pm on January 21) we do have extended hours for IDEA participants from January 22-23. We begin our Spring Semester hours on Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

You can check out the full January calendar right on the homepage of our website! 

Return your Library items before you leave for Winter Break!

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Did you know that any overdue items on your account or any outstanding fines can prevent you from accessing your final grades this semester?  Before you leave for winter vacation, take a moment and check your account. Return any items which are over-due (or will be due) while you’re away  – including Athletics Collection books  –  and settle any fines on your account.   This way, you will have no trouble getting your final grades. 

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