The eagerly anticipated follow up to Lambda-nominated What Makes a Baby, from sex educator Cory Silverberg and artist Fiona Smyth, Sex Is a Funny Word reimagines “sex talk” for the twenty-first century.
Product Code: 8351
ISBN: 9781609806064
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Triangle Square
Published Date: 07/25/2015
Pages: 160
Availability:In stock
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Price: $23.95

2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children’s Non-Fiction

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children’s Book

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 people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy.

Ages 8 - 10


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“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

“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 freshmen, college resident advisors, military personnel, early-childhood educators, coaches, clergy, police officers, pediatricians and parents. Did I miss anyone? … the story begins not with body parts but with values: Respect. Trust. Joy. Justice. ‘Justice is like fairness, only bigger,’ Silverberg explains. ‘Justice means that every person and every body matters.’ ”Could we have that etched over every middle-school entry door, please? And while the chisel’s still warm, put it on the nation’s courtrooms, too.”–Anndee Hochman, Broad Street Review

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