After-school workshops for kids that provide age-appropriate info, meaningful practice with essential social-emotional skills, and an opportunity to connect with peers. Rachel Lotus’s progressive curriculum embraces a broader understanding of sexuality education, going far beyond the basics of traditional sex ed, and reflects the realities of today’s world. The Talk also offers support to parents on a range […]
How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies—and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers—with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and […]
A great resource for tweens, teens, parents, teachers, librarians with accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.
Well done, written in fun, accessible language, with enough graphics to break up text, it’s a favorite among young people.
This best-selling book has been around for a while. It’s practical, answers lots of questions, and has been recently updated to feel somewhat more current.
Better than you’d expect from American Girl, this book focus on self-care, self-esteem, body changes and overall health.
Follows up first book with more in-depth details about physical and emotional changes, questions about periods, growing bodies, peer pressure, personal care, and more
A practical guide to puberty-related changes in biologically male bodies, it covers a lot of ground. The emphasis is on self-care, not sex/sexuality.
What’s Happening to Me? Boys’ Edition by Alex Firth, Susan Meredith, illustrated by Adam Larkum (ages 10 and up)
Well written, approachable, covers many of the most common (and hard-to-ask) questions, BUT heavily communicates heterosexuality as the norm, only VERY briefly mentioning the possibility of same-sex attraction. The illustrations suggest it’s for very young kids, but the content is fairly comprehensive, including sex/sexuality.
Helps answer endless and perfectly normal questions that preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary school children ask about how they began. The authors address readers in a reassuring way, mindful of a child’s healthy desire for straightforward information. Vetted and approved by science, health, and child development experts, the information is up-to-date, age-appropriate, and scientifically accurate, […]