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Sex Is A Funny Word

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A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU

 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.

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. Topics covered include:

• What is sex?
• Privacy, safety, and respect
• Boundaries regarding nudity, talking about sex, and touch
• Assigned sex, gender identity, and gender roles
• Names and functions of body parts
• Talking about the word “sexy”
• Protecting yourself against unwanted sexual touch and abuse
• Crushes, love, and sexy feelings

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.

Sex Is a Funny Word is the first sex education book for this age group that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, and bisexual experience as well as gender creative and gender-nonconforming children.

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

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Great resource for pre teens

The cartoons are bright and accessible and the characters are charming and relatable. It covers puberty and sexual health in an open and non-judgmental way. There’s a lot of care and effort into respecting all people and bodies. This book does not really get into the mechanics of sex.

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Liz
Great resource for pre teens

The cartoons are bright and accessible and the characters are charming and relatable. It covers puberty and sexual health in an open and non-judgmental way. There’s a lot of care and effort into respecting all people and bodies. This book does not really get into the mechanics of sex.

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Super inclusive resource

Love this book! Breaks gender norms and includes folx of many different abilities, bodies, and ethnicities, all while making sex approachable and non-stigmatized. Perfect for kids and kids-at-heart!

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Super inclusive resource

Love this book! Breaks gender norms and includes folx of many different abilities, bodies, and ethnicities, all while making sex approachable and non-stigmatized. Perfect for kids and kids-at-heart!

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Customer
Super inclusive resource

Love this book! Breaks gender norms and includes folx of many different abilities, bodies, and ethnicities, all while making sex approachable and non-stigmatized. Perfect for kids and kids-at-heart!