Title: Know My Name
Authors: Miller, Chanel
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 365
Year: 2019
Language: English
Description: Chanel Miller's story changed our world forever. In 2016 Brock Turner was sentenced to just six months in jail after he was caught sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. His light sentencing, and Chanel's victim impact statement, which was read by eleven million people in four days, sparked international outrage and action.

Know My Name is an intimate, profoundly moving memoir that exposes a patriarchal culture biased to protect perpetrators, a criminal justice system designed to fail the most vulnerable, and ultimately shines with the courage required to move through suffering and live a full and beautiful life. Entwining pain, resilience, and humour, this breath-taking memoir will stand as a modern classic. [Taken from book cover, Penguin Books]

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A very moving and intimate account from the victim's point-of-view."

"Bold, heart-felt, honest, impactful and thorough."

"This is a very empowering account. She is a courageous woman."

"This is an account that everyone should read to understande the impact these crimes have on the victims' lives."

"Perhaps this book is not for anyone who has been traumatised by sexual assault."

"This narrative should be required reading for all young women and their mothers."

"An engaging, true and honest account. Humorous in some very difficult situations."

"It's easy to read and gives women hope for the future."

"I don't know who disappointed me more - the young man who assaulted her, or the judge!"

Categories: Biography, Contemporary, Gender Issues, Grief/loss, Human Rights, Social commentary/perspectives, True Crime, America, 2023 Titles - Coming Soon


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