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.
Hello, Flo. The Guide, Period by Naama Bloom (ages 8 and up)
Well done, written in fun, accessible language, with enough graphics to break up text, it’s a favorite among young people.
The Period Book by Karen Gravelle (ages 8 and up)
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.
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls by Dr. Cara Natterson (age 8 to 10)
Better than you’d expect from American Girl, this book focus on self-care, self-esteem, body changes and overall health.
The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Older Girls by Dr. Cara Natterson (age 10 to 12)
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
Guy Stuff: The Body Book for Boys (ages 8 and up) by Dr. Cara Natterson
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.