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Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports

We’ve designed this library guide on Sexual Violence Awareness -- Education, Prevention and Supports as a jumping-off point for research and resources related to sexual assault and other forms of sexual violence.



Book Club

The following are suggestions for personal reading or book clubs. These titles are not available at the Library, but they are widely available and may be of interest to members of the College Community.

You may be able to find them at the Winnipeg Public Library, or through booksellers such as, McNally Robinson, or local bookstores. 

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Book Club Suggestions

FictionSouth of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility by Thordis Elva; Tom Stranger

  • Asking for it by Louise O'Neill
  • April Raintree by Beatrice Mosionier
  • Bear Town by Fredrik Backman
  • Birdie by Tracey Lindberg
  • The Break by Katherena Vermette
  • Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
  • Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  • My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell
  • The Power by Naomi AldermanIndian Horse by Richard Wgamese
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • The Red Word by Sarah Henstra
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
  • What Red Was by Rosie Price
  • A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum
  • Women Talking by Miriam Toews


Essays & Anthologies

  • Bad Feminist by Roxane GayOne Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
  • One Day We'll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter by Scaachi Koul
  • We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie



  • Know my Name by Chanel Miller
  • From the Ashes by Jesse Thistle
  • Girl in the Woods by Aspin Matis
  • A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • South of Forgiveness: A True Story of Rape and Responsibility by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger Had it Coming: Rape Culture Meets #MeeToo by Robin Doolittle
  • They Said this would be Fun by Eternity Martis



  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur



  • Catch and Kill by Ronan Farrow
  • Had it Coming: Rape Culture Meets #MeeToo by Robin Doolittle
  • No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise SnyderWaking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine


Self Help

  • The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor
  • The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine
  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery by Babette Rothschild
  • The Body Remembers (2 volumes) by Babette Rothschild

Media 'Book' Club Suggestions


  • Framing Britney Spears (Crave)
  • The Hunting Ground (Netflix)
  • I Will Destroy You (Crave)
  • Unbelievable (Netflix)


Recommended Children's Books

Here is a list of recommended children's books. We don't have these in our collection, but you may be able to find them at the Winnipeg Public Library, or through booksellers such as Amazon.caMcNally Robinson, or local bookstores. 

  • C is for Consent by Eleanor Morrison and Faye Orlove
  • Don’t Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller
  • My Body Belongs to Me from My Head to My Toes by International Center for Assault Prevention, Dagmar Geisler, and pro Familia
  • Miles is the Boss of His Body by Samantha Kurtzman-Counter, Abbie Schiller, and Valentina Ventimiglia
  • No Means No! by Jayneen Sanders and Cherie Zamazing
  • Will Ladybug Hug? by Hilary Leung
  • Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook
  • Consent (For Kids!) by Rachel Brian

Make a recommendation

Do you have a title to recommend for our collection? Use the Suggest a Purchase form to suggest a book, video or journal.

Are you an RRC Polytech staff or student with suggestions or feedback that can help improve this guide? Please contact this guide's author on the "Getting Started" page.