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NSVRC Blogs by Melissa Powers


Melissa is a Librarian at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Melissa has experience working in youth corrections as a direct care staff and case manager. She also has experience working in the publishing field as a book buyer. Melissa holds a B.A. from Adams State University of Colorado, an M.S.L.S. in Library Science from Clarion University, and an M.P.S. in Instructional Design through Fort Hayes State University. She is an absolute book lover and enjoys spreading her love for books and the movement to others.

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With holidays swiftly approaching, schools are about to let out and families may be spending a lot of time together under one roof. These days can hit like a whirlwind and be gone before we know it - or they could drag on with stress, anxiety, and boredom. Since the best thing we can give our kids is our time, I wanted to share a few children’s books held within the NSVRC/PCAR library that kids can read on their own or with caregivers or loved ones.

This post highlights books and films regarding Native Americans and their struggle for justice.

During Banned Books Week, we celebrate the freedom for everyone to be able to choose what they read and deny censorship.

In recognition of the Olympics, we highlight some children’s books along with some helpful books on mental health.

NSVRC's library now has 50,000 unique titles on sexual violence prevention.

The blog highlights resources to help adults guide kids through the realms of the internet.

We highlight two children’s books and two adult non-fiction books to help recognize Women’s History Month.

These five books share positive messages and inspiring individuals.

Exercise your freedom to read during Banned Books Week with these titles on gender identity, sexuality, and women's rights.