The Talk: Sex Ed 2.0
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 […]
It’s So Amazing! by Robie Harris, illustrations by Michael Emberley (ages 7 and up)
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 […]
It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie Harris, illustrations by Michael Emberley (ages 10 and up)
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.
AMAZE.org (ages 9-16)
Videos galore on a range of sexuality-related subjects. AMAZE.org a collaboration of several highly regarded organizations, including Advocates for Youth and Answer. Not every video is appropriate for every age, so they tag each with an age guide to help steer parents and educators.
It’s Not the Stork by Robie Harris, illustrations by Michael Emberley (ages 4 and up)
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, […]
Heather Has Two Mommies by Leslea Newman (ages 3-7)
Classic, older book by the well-known Newman.
A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary (ages 4-7)
Like the title suggests, this book seeks to honor the not-so-significant differences in family structures. Kids in a classroom share openly about their own family make-up, and the message becomes clear. We can respect and acknowledge the beauty and texture of differences, but when there is love, little else matters.
Stella Brings the Family by Miriam B. Schiffer (ages 5-7)
When the daughter of two dads is faced with a classroom Mother’s Day celebration, she struggles, then gets creative and empowered.
In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco (ages 7-8)
From acclaimed and beloved children’s author Polacco, a beautiful book about a family with two dynamic mothers at the helm.
Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders
All homes, classrooms, and school curriculums should be LGBTQ inclusive. Pride was written specifically for kids in grades 1-3 and needs to be a staple in all schools. This book provides some history of the LGBTQ movement, the story and importance behind the rainbow flag, and highlights the need to keep fighting for equality. The […]