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Sex Is a Funny Word - A Book About Bodies, Feelings, and You

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Zusatztext " Sex Is a Funny Word  is nothing short of revolutionary. Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth’s newest book is brilliant in its approach to giving caregivers and educators the tools they need to talk to kids about their bodies.... Though representation of many bodies shouldn’t be revolutionary, most of our media – children’s books included – showcases white, thin bodies in ways that are often ableist, sexist, homophobic, and trans-exclusive. In this way (and many others), Silverberg and Smyth’s contribution to the dialogue  is  revolutionary: finally young people have a way to see all bodies (including their own body) represented. Yes." —Kristin Russo, Buzzfeed "Exciting, enlightening, and innovative, this book addresses timeless questions about sex for a new generation of kids who are increasingly aware of the broad spectrum of gender and sexual identities."  —Clara Hendricks ,  School Library Journal , starred review "Done with great sensitivity, precision and poise ... having access to a book like this could change the life of a lot of kids."  — Feministing "Silverberg is posing big questions at a crucial time ...[Books like his] represent shifting ideas and the inevitable parent-kid conversations around them." — Maclean's “Emphasizing the importance of trust, respect, justice, and joy – as well as open communication – it’s a thoughtful and affirming exploration of relationships, gender identity, and growing sexual awareness.”  — Publishers Weekly , starred review "With skin tones in unlikely shades (blue! purple! green!) and wildly diverse crowd scenes, chances are good that any reader can identify with someone in these pages. Refreshingly, these crowds are diverse in a way that does not appear assembled by checklist. Lively design, bright, clashing colors, cartoon-style illustrations, comic strips, and plenty of humor support the informal, inclusive approach ... This carefully thought-out explanation may surprise but should be widely appreciated." — Kirkus Reviews "You could send your kid to college and graduate school, and years of therapy, to learn how to lovingly come to terms with their gender and sexuality. Or you could simply read this book with them—it's that thorough, and that good." —Kate Bornstein , author of  My New Gender Workbook “Sex Is a Funny Word  is a book that brilliantly reminds us of our shared humanity. Whether you are LGBTQIA or any other letter in the alphabet (including 'U' for undecided), this book contains everything you ever wanted the kids in your life to know about sex. “  —James Lecesne , co-founder, The Trevor Project "I read Sex Is a Funny Word with my 10 year old daughter who immediately got it! She saw herself, family, and friends in the characters. It's an amazing resource and makes what could be a difficult conversation, quite easy. I wish I had this book as a child." —Aiesha Turman ,  Founder and Executive Director, The Black Girl Project "The book is for the same 7- to 10-year-old demographic as the 'younger girls' targeted by  Care & Keeping,  but is leaps and bounds ahead in terms of how progressive it is. As I recently thumbed through  Sex Is a Funny Word ’s brightly colored drawings, I couldn’t help thinking about how much I needed a book like this growing up. . . .  In age-appropriate language, it humorously tackles topics from gender to masturbation to crushes, even including sections on how the concepts of justice and trust intersect with sex and bodies. It’s also forthcoming about the fact that preteens are understandably curious about bodies that look different from their own."  —Rachelle Hampton, Slate "Yes, it’s written for 7-to-10-year-olds. But I’d like to see it on the required reading list for high school f...

Product details

Authors Cory Silverberg, Cory/ Smyth Silverberg, Fiona Smyth
Assisted by Fiona Smyth (Illustration)
Publisher Seven stories press
Languages English
Age Recommendation ages 7 to 10
Product format Hardback
Released 28.07.2015
EAN 9781609806064
ISBN 978-1-60980-606-4
No. of pages 162
Dimensions 193 mm x 237 mm x 15 mm
Subjects Children's and young people's books > Non-fiction books / Non-fiction picture books > Mankind
Guides > Health

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