Be Not Afraid, Alyssa Cole 
Updated: October 1, 2020
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned in passing (in discussion and/or implied)
Sexual harassment (e.g. verbal or non-consensual touching/grabbing)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sexual abuse
Attempted rape
Rape strongly implied/details surrounding a rape discussed in detail (i.e. the events before/after)
Detailed/vivid description of rape


This book takes place during the U.S. Revolutionary War. The romantic leads are a Black woman who escaped from slavery and a Black man who is still enslaved but expects to be freed after the war. Towards the beginning of the book she fights off and kills a white man who chases and attempts to rape her. She makes several allusions to having been raped or sexually assaulted in the past by numerous men, including her former slave master.

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