If you have ever felt at a disadvantage when speaking about a subject you're unfamiliar with, this new 200 Words series is for you. This book in particular focuses on the language of sexuality and gender, helping readers become well-versed in the vocabulary of everything from gender identity to gender expression to sexuality stigma and more. … [Read more...] about 200 Words to Help You Talk About Sexuality & Gender
A Girl's Guide to Puberty and Periods is a body-positive illustrated book that helps girls, ages 9-14, understand what to expect about puberty and everything that goes with it. The book shares "my first period" stories from girls across the U.S. to help readers understand that everything they're going through is okay and normal. Parents will appreciate that the book also … [Read more...] about A Girl’s Guide to Puberty & Periods
A quick, easy and important educational illustrated guide to giving and receiving consent in sex, relationships, and other physical contact. How do you tell someone you want to do stuff with them? How do you ask if they want to do stuff with you? How do you know what stuff you want to do with each other? Enter: Sergeant Yes Means Yes from the Consent Cavalry, a beacon of … [Read more...] about A Quick & Easy Guide to Consent
In this quick and easy guide to queer and trans identities, cartoonists Mady G and J.R. Zuckerberg guide you through the basics of the LGBTQ+ world! Covering essential topics like sexuality, gender identity, coming out, and navigating relationships, this guide explains the spectrum of human experience through informative comics, interviews, worksheets, and imaginative examples. … [Read more...] about A Quick & Easy Guide to Queer & Trans Identities
A quick, easy, and educational comic book guide that will help change the way we talk about sex and sexuality for all bodies. All different kinds of bods want to connect with other bods, but lots of them get left out of the conversation when it comes to S-E-X. As explained by disabled cartoonist A. Andrews, this easy-to-read guide covers the basics of disability sexuality, … [Read more...] about A Quick & Easy Guide to Sex & Disability
This inclusive picture book is a celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. In it, Feder highlights the various skin tones, body shapes, hair types, and more that you might encounter while out and about. With its joyful illustrations and encouraging refrain, it will instill body acceptance and confidence in the youngest of readers. … [Read more...] about Bodies Are Cool
This book teaches that it's okay for kids to say no to hugs and kisses, and that what happens to their body is up to them. It helps children grow up confident in their bodies, comfortable with expressing physical boundaries, and respectful of the boundaries of others. … [Read more...] about C Is for Consent
An important lesson on consent for over-exuberant little huggers, nestled inside this lighthearted, summery story about expressions of love and friendship. Kai is a little mer-boy who’s big on hugs–or “squishes,” as he and his mama call them. But not everyone’s a fan of Kai’s spirited embrace, which he discovers soon after squishing a pufferfish, who swells up in fright! Kai … [Read more...] about Can I Give You a Squish?
Puberty can be a difficult time for a young girl―and it's natural not to know who (or what) to ask. Celebrate Your Body encourages girls to face this whole puberty thing with excitement and empowerment. From period care to mysterious hair in new places, this standout among puberty books for girls has the answers you’re looking for―in a way you can relate to. … [Read more...] about Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!)
This book uses groundbreaking science and research to prove that the most important factor in creating and sustaining a sex life filled with confidence and joy is not what your parts are or how they're organized but how you feel about them. This accessible and informative guide will teach you that things like stress, mood, trust, and body image are not peripheral factors in a … [Read more...] about Come As You Are
This book provides simple answers to basic questions people of all ages wonder about, as well as recommendations for how to have conversations around these topics. … [Read more...] about Common Questions Children Ask About Puberty
This is a smart, playful guide to consent and bodily autonomy, packed with bright and energetic illustrations. Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them; ways to respect themselves and others; what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe; and much more. Along the way, they'll be encouraged to reflect on (and improve!) their own behavior and to … [Read more...] about Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU
A progressive, effective, and responsible approach to sex education for parents and teens that challenges traditional teaching models and instead embraces 21st century realities by promoting healthy sexuality, values, and body image in young people. In For Goodness Sex, Al Vernacchio refutes the "disaster prevention" model of sex ed, offering a progressive and realistic … [Read more...] about For Goodness Sex
This parenting guide offers a wealth of practical techniques to help you identify and communicate your own values about sexuality to your children, infants to age 12. It includes values exercises to help you identify and communicate your beliefs to your children, tips on how to discuss difficult topics, teachable moments, and more. … [Read more...] about From Diapers to Dating: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children – From Infancy to Middle School
Girl Sex 101 offers helpful info for ladies and lady lovers of all genders and identities. Learn how to navigate the twists and turns of female sexuality with special guidance from 13 guest sex educators including Nina Hartley, Sex Nerd Sandra, Jiz Lee, Tristan Taormino, Julia Serano, Reid Mihalko, Kelly Shibari, and others. Girl Sex 101 will teach you female sexual anatomy, … [Read more...] about Girl Sex 101
In this graphic novel, sophomores Abby, Brit, Christine, and Sasha are fed up. Hazelton High never has enough tampons. Or pads. Or adults who will listen. Sick of an administration that puts football before female health, the girls confront a world that shrugs ― or worse, squirms ― at the thought of a menstruation revolution. They band together to make a change. It’s no easy … [Read more...] about Go with the Flow
In Got Teens?, the Doctor Moms combine their medical and psychological knowledge with their own personal experiences to address the most cringeworthy and difficult questions that kids often ask their parents. From "How old were you when you first had sex?" to "What's wrong with sharing my password with a friend I trust?" and beyond, Levkoff and Wider will help you decode your … [Read more...] about Got Teens?
What does nonbinary really mean? What is gender-nonconforming? And isn’t they a plural pronoun? In this charming guide, a real-life they-using genderqueer writer unpacks all your burning questions in a fun, visual way. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious, always human, this gender-friendly primer will get you up to speed. … [Read more...] about How to They/Them
Helping kids set healthy boundaries for their private parts can be a daunting and awkward task for parents, counselors, and educators. Written from a kid's point of view, I Said No! makes this task a lot easier. … [Read more...] about I Said No!
Young children are curious about almost everything, especially their bodies. And young children are not afraid to ask questions. What makes me a girl? What makes me a boy? Why are some parts of girls' and boys' bodies the same and why are some parts different? How was I made? Where do babies come from? Is it true that a stork brings babies to mommies and daddies? It's Not the … [Read more...] about It’s Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends
When young people have questions about sex, real answers can be hard to find. Providing accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, It's Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need — now more than ever — to make responsible decisions and to stay healthy. … [Read more...] about It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health
Teaching young children about body boundaries, both theirs and others, is crucial to a child's growing sense of self, their confidence and how they should expect to be treated by others. A child who grows up knowing they have a right to their own personal space has a sense of body ownership and knows they have choices as to what happens to them and to their body. It is equally … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent and Respect
Is what I'm feeling normal? Is what my body is doing normal? Am I normal? How do I know what are the right choices to make? How do I know how to behave? How do I fix it when I make a mistake? Growing up is complicated. How do you find the answers to all the questions you have about yourself, about your identity, and about your body? Let's Talk About It provides a comprehensive, … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human
This inclusive guide to how every family begins is an honest, cheerful tool for conversations between parents and their young ones. To make a baby you need one egg, one sperm, and one womb. But every family starts in its own special way. This book answers the “Where did I come from?” question no matter who the reader is and how their life began. From all different kinds of … [Read more...] about Making a Baby
This book is your guide to starting critical conversations about responsibility and respect with kids as young as 3, using language and examples they can understand. In this book, you'll learn where to start, what to say, how to walk to talk, and how to empower your child to assert their body boundaries and respect others. … [Read more...] about My Body Belongs to Me
Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding … [Read more...] about My Body Belongs to Me: A Book About Body Safety
This child-friendly picture book provides everything a child needs to know to help keep them safe from inappropriate touch. They will learn to identify safe and unsafe feelings, develop a safety network, use the correct names for private parts, respect others' personal body boundaries, understand the difference between safe and unsafe touch, and more. Throughout the book, … [Read more...] about My Body! What I Say Goes!
'No Means No!' is a children's picture book about an empowered little girl who has a very strong and clear voice in all issues, especially those relating to her body and personal boundaries. This book can be read to children from 3 to 9 years. It is a springboard for discussions regarding children's choices and their rights. … [Read more...] about No Means No!
This is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of women's health and sexuality, including menopause, birth control, childbirth, sexual health, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental health, and general well-being. … [Read more...] about Our Bodies, Ourselves
This guide to periods is bursting with positive, honest advice on managing and understanding menstruation, covering every aspect of periods as well as lots of advice on puberty and growing up. Topics covered include the science behind why things happen, menstruation throughout the lifespan, what vulvas look like, what periods feel like, managing your period, and more. … [Read more...] about Own Your Period
This inclusive puberty guide celebrates the good and completely awful parts of puberty. Filled with jokes and countless facts to put this stage in perspective, it's bound to be every kid's new best friend. Get the whole picture with this honest, humorous, and empowering survival guide to the tween years. It's packed with straightforward illustrations, easy-to-understand … [Read more...] about Puberty Is Gross But Also Really Awesome
Written by the creators of the popular website of the same name, this rigorously fact-checked, accessible, and fully illustrated guide is essential for anyone with a pussy. There is still a shocking lack of accurate, accessible information about pussies and many esteemed medical sources seem to contradict each other. Pussypedia solves that with extensive reviews of … [Read more...] about Pussypedia
Teen life is hard enough, but for teens who are LGBTQ, it can be even harder. When do you decide to come out? Will your friends accept you? And how do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBTQ teens come out to friends and family, navigate their social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and challenge bigotry and … [Read more...] about Queer: The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide for Teens
A blue crayon mistakenly labeled as "red" suffers an identity crisis in this picture book that's about being true to your inner self and following your own path. … [Read more...] about Red: A Crayon’s Story
The go-to sex ed guide for teens and young adults, tackling everything you want to know about sex, from consent, safe sex, emotional health, and more, from the founder of Scarleteen. … [Read more...] about S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-To-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties
This book delves into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book by queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, and for bringing clarity and … [Read more...] about Seeing Gender
How young is too young to talk with children about sex and reproduction? Are we clear as adults about the meaning of the words "sex" and "sexuality," or "gender" and "sexual orientation"? Do we know what we want our children to think and value about sexuality, and how to combat unhealthy cultural influences? With a rare directness and clarity about these profoundly important … [Read more...] about Sex & Sensibility
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers. Much more than the "facts of life" or “the birds and the bees," Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young … [Read more...] about Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU
We live in a time when kids of all ages are bombarded with age-sensitive material wherever they turn; "sexting" and bullying are on the rise at an increasingly younger age, and teen moms are "celebrified." What is a concerned parent to do? With wit, wisdom, and savvy, Deborah Roffman translates her experiences gleaned from decades of teaching kids and parents, and as a mom, … [Read more...] about Talk to Me First
This book is about consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction and doesn't look the same for everyone. Instead, each person's sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose. … [Read more...] about Tell Me About Sex, Grandma
An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid's guide to sex, gender, and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy, and safety. … [Read more...] about The Every Body Book: The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families
This body positive book is a powerful opportunity for a supportive adult and child to see a wide range of bodies, understand the origins of the current binary gender system, and learn to see that there's room for all bodies and genders. … [Read more...] about The Gender Wheel
Where did I come from? How did I get out of there? How did I get in there in the first place? If the thought of answering these questions makes you feel awkward, relax! For young children, these are simply questions about science and how the world really works. This book is the perfect tool to help parents and caregivers discover the answers together with their curious kids. … [Read more...] about The Science of Babies
There's a long-running joke that, after "coming out," a lesbian, gay guy, bisexual, or trans person should receive a membership card and instruction manual. THIS IS THAT INSTRUCTION MANUAL. Inside, you'll find the answers to all the questions you ever wanted to ask, with topics like stereotypes, coming out as LGBT, where to meet people like you, the ins and outs of gay sex, how … [Read more...] about This Book Is Gay
This is a 649-page resource guide by and for the trans, gender-expansive, and non-binary community and their families. It includes information on health, legal issues, cultural and social questions, relationships, history, activism, and much more. … [Read more...] about Trans Bodies, Trans Selves
The Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered, and armed with all the tips, confidence, and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen. Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it's like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer? Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have … [Read more...] about Trans Teen Survival Guide
This book is an all-inclusive, uncensored guide for teens who are transgender, nonbinary, gender-nonconforming, or gender-fluid. TRANS+ answers all your questions, easy and hard, about gender and covers mental health, physical health and reproduction, transitioning, relationships, sex, and life as a trans or nonbinary individual. It's full of essential information you need — … [Read more...] about Trans+: Love, Sex, Romance, and Being You
This illustrated nonfiction picture book by child psychologist Dr. Jillian Roberts introduces children to the topics of bodies, body safety, and body image through a conversation-based story that begins with an observation at the community pool. Modesty, privacy, and boundaries are discussed, along with how self-image is formed and how some people are more sensitive than … [Read more...] about Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies
This book uses pop-ups and colorful graphics to normalize anatomy aesthetics and menstruation. It also describes various menstrual product options beyond just tampons and pads. … [Read more...] about Vaginas and Periods 101: A Pop-Up Book
In this comic, a group of friends talk about puberty and body image; sexual and gender identity; gender roles and stereotypes; crushes, relationships, and sexual feelings; boundaries and consent; and more. … [Read more...] about Wait, What?
Geared to readers from preschool to age 8, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. This picture book is about conception, gestation, and birth, which reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, … [Read more...] about What Makes a Baby
In this empowering, accessible guide, Jaclyn Friedman gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity. Friedman decries the hypocrisy and mixed messages of our culture (we're failures if we don't act sexy, but we're sluts if we actually pursue sex; we need to be … [Read more...] about What You Really Really Want
When Aidan was born, everyone thought he was a girl. But once he came out as a trans boy, Aidan and his parents fixed the parts of his life that didn't fit anymore, and he fell happily into being himself. Then Mom and Dad announce that they're having another baby, and Aidan wants to get everything right for his new sibling. But what does it mean to "get everything right"? … [Read more...] about When Aidan Became a Brother
This story follows Nellie and Gus on a family outing to the beach. Humorous illustrations, conversations between the siblings, and clear text all reassure young kids that whether they have a girl’s body or a boy’s body, their bodies are perfectly normal, healthy, and wonderful. … [Read more...] about Who Has What? All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies
In a bright graphic format featuring four dynamic middle schoolers, You Know, Sex grounds sex education in social justice, covering not only the big three of puberty—hormones, reproduction, and development—but also power, pleasure, and how to be a decent human being. Centering young people’s experiences of pressures and joy, risk and reward, and confusion and discovery, … [Read more...] about You Know, Sex
This is an inclusive book for children about the entire body, from head to toes and everything in between. Use it to teach your children the names for their genitals in a comfortable and natural way by seamlessly weaving information on them into the information for every other body part. Perhaps one of my favorite aspects of this book is the way it includes information on and … [Read more...] about Your Whole Body: From Your Head to Your Toes, and Everything in Between!