Join us in reading the book, ‘My Dark Vanessa’ by Kate Elizabeth Russel. My Dark Vanessa alternates between the past and present of character Vanessa Wye. In the midst of the national reckoning around sexual assault brought on by the #MeToo movement, she is re-evaluating a relationship she had when she was 15 with her 42-year-old English teacher Jacob Strane. In 2017, Strane is accused of sexual abuse by another former student, who reaches out to Vanessa. Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. Content Warning: Graphic sexual violence content.