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Title:
Everything you need to know about sexual abuse
Author:
Stark, Evan.
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Edition:
Revised edition 1998.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., c1998..
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Identifies forms of sexual abuse and offers advice on how to get help and how to avoid such abuse.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
860 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.5 1.0 6889.

Reading Counts RC High School 6.9 3 Quiz: 03683 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780823928712
Format :
Book

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Sexual abuse is a crime that hurts its victims physically and emotionally. This volume defines sexual abuse and explains what teens can do if it happens to them or their friends.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6 There is a real dilemma in writing about sexual abuse for children. They need information and the reassurance that if they are victims they can get help. At the same time, there is the danger of overwhelming young readers with information that they are not prepared to handle. The author of this factually accurate self-help book has shown poor judgment in graphically describing scenes of sexual abuse, including several instances of incest and two of sexual coersion between children. While these explicit stories could prove helpful in a therapeutic situation, they are potentially terrifying. Rather than strengthening children, this book may increase feelings of vulnerability, distrust, and despair. Carolyn Polese, Gateway Community School, Arcata, Calif. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.