New book reveals how social media has changed the way girls grow up

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One of the most dominant forces in the lives of girls coming of age in America today is social media.

Author Nancy Jo Sales asks what the influx of social media that continues to flood the phones and computers of young people across the U.S. is this doing to an entire generation of young women.

As the Times' review explains, Sales offers an "alarming" look into the secret online lives of teenagers in her new book "American Girls":

Not only is it alarming that children are increasingly exposed to pornography online, but Ms. Sales also notes that much of the sexual material they see "is characterized by what looks like violence against women" — violence "in which men dominate and control women, insult them, and sometimes hurt them physically."

The book made its debut on The New York Times Best Seller list for the week of March 20th.

This week a few new releases have shot up to the top of the nonfiction list while some heavy hitters continue to fly off the shelves.

"Between the World and Me," a book by author Ta-Nehisi Coates which a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son shot back into the top five on the bestsellers list this week.

While the gut wrenching tale in "A Mother's Reckoning" which offers a powerful account by the mother of one of the Columbine shooters, chronicling her battle with grief and shame ever since that infamous day in April 1999, remains high on the list in its third week.

Click through the nonfiction New York Times Best Sellers list below:

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