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Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf

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Only some of the books, articles, government data and other works that I read and absorbed when I was writing Something Happened to Ali Greenleaf. 


Are These Parties for Real?

Only These 8 States Require Sex Education Classes To Mention Consent

#MeToo For Youth 

She Reported Her Assault, Her High School Suspended Her

Student Journalists Launch Website After They Say School Censored Their Paper

Risky business: starting a career in the adult entertainment industry

High school paper runs article about student in porn industry after free speech fight

District relents, allows Stockton school paper to run story about student in porn

An Unbelievable Story of Rape 

Six Teenagers Are Charged After Classmates Suicide

Steubenville's Legacy: How a Rape Case in Ohio Could Change History

Trial By Twitter

VERDICT IN GLEN RIDGE; 4 Are Convicted in Sexual Abuse Of Retarded New Jersey Woman

5 Youths Held in Sex Assault On Mentally Impaired Girl, 17

What If My Student Discloses A Sexual Assault?

Here's The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read To Her Attacker

Why Rape Victims Are Giving Up Their Right to Privacy

Nightmare in Maryville: Teens’ sexual encounter ignites a firestorm against family


"The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton

"Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson 

"An Untamed State," by Roxane Gay

"The Bell Jar," by Sylvia Plath

"Birds of America," by Lorrie Moore

"Self Help," by Lorrie Moore

"Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

"Girls on Fire" by Robin Wasserman

"Story of a Girl," by Sara Zarr

"Dare Me," by Megan Abbott

"The Fever," by Megan Abbott

"A Complicated Kindness" by Miriam Toews

"Bastard Out of Carolina," by Dorothy Allison

"The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian," by Sherman Alexie

"Play As It Lays," by Joan Didion

"Looking for Alaska," John Green

"Madame Bovary" Gustave Flaubert


"Our Guys," by Bernard Lefkowitz

"Good And Mad," by Rebecca Traister

"Queen Bees and Wannabes" by Rosalind Wiseman

"We're Going to Need More Wine," by Gabrielle Union

"Know My Name" by Chanel Miller


Project Unbreakable


"Gas Food Lodging," written and directed by Allison Anders

"Heathers" written by Daniel Waters, directed by Micheal Lehmann

"Thirteen" written by Catherine Hardwicke and Nikki Reed, directed by Catherine Hardwicke

"The Virgin Suicides," written and directed by Sofia Coppola 

"Unbreakable," created by Susannah Grant, Ayelet Waldman and Michael Chabon

"Foxes," written by Gerald Ayres, directed by Adrian Lyne, 

"Little Darlings"  written by Kimi Peck and Dalene Young, directed by Ronald F. Maxwell

"Girls Town" written by Denise Casano, Anna Grace, Bruklin Harris, Jim McKay and Lili Taylor, directed by Jim McKay

"Whatever" written and directed by Susan Skoog

"Maleficent" written by Linda Woolverton, directed by Robert Stromberg 



NJEA: Bullying

RAINN: Statistics of Sexual Violence

Sexual Assault Response Executive Guidebook

Can A Public School Legally Censor a School Sponsored Publication?

First Amendment in School: Resource Guide

Best practices for supporting and educating students who have experienced domestic violence or sexual victimization.

Sexual Assault Response Team Development


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