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Sex Is a Funny Word : A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and You
by Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth


Overview - 2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, 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.  Read more...


 
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More About Sex Is a Funny Word by Cory Silverberg; Fiona Smyth
 
 
 
Overview
2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction
2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, 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.

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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781609806064
  • ISBN-10: 1609806069
  • Publisher: Triangle Square
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 7-10
  • Dimensions: 9.31 x 7.56 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Comics & Graphic Novels - General
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Health & Daily Living - Sexuality & Pregnancy
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Social Topics - Dating & Relationships

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Silverberg and Smyth follow What Makes a Baby with a highly visual introduction to sex education for older readers, featuring four characters between the ages of eight and 10 with skin in a rainbow of crayon-box colors. Full-page artwork and comics sequences follow the students as they react to discussions of gender, bodies (including what Silverberg calls “middle parts”), touching, and the emotions that lead to sexual contact; the book stops short of getting into the mechanics of intercourse. Throughout, Silverberg invites readers to consider their own feelings through activities and questions (“Why do you think people want to know if a baby is a boy or a girl?”). 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. Ages 7–10. (July)

 
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