What Makes a Baby

Author: Cory Silverberg
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609804864
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Geared to readers from preschool to age eight, What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a twenty-first century children’s picture book 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, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience. Written by a certified sexuality educator, Cory Silverberg, and illustrated by award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth, What Makes a Baby is as fun to look at as it is useful to read.

Sex is a Funny Word

Author: Cory Silverberg
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609806071
Release Date: 2015-07-28
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

It s So Amazing

Author: Robie H. Harris
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763669980
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How does a baby begin? What makes a baby male or female? How is a baby born? Children have plenty of questions about reproduction and babies?—?and about sex and sexuality, too. It’s So Amazing! provides the answers?—?with fun, accurate, comic-book-style artwork and a clear, lively text that reflects the interests of children age seven and up in how things work, while giving them a healthy understanding of their bodies. Created by the author and illustrator of It’s Perfectly Normal, this forthright and funny book has been newly updated for its fifteenth anniversary.

The Boy the Bindi

Author: Vivek Shraya
Publisher: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 9781551526690
Release Date: 2016-09-19
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

In this beautiful children’s picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother’s bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. Beautifully illustrated by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference. Ages 3 to 6. Vivek Shraya is a performer, musician, and filmmaker, and the authors of God Loves Hair and She of the Mountains.

C mo se hace un beb

Author: Cory Silverberg
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 9781609807702
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Now parents can have easy-going, straightforward, and (hopefully) painless discussions with kids about the miracle of birth!"--Parents What Makes a Baby is the Lambda-nominated, bestselling book by the award winning author illustrator team Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth that has become the must-have book for parents who want a 21st century approach to talking with children about where babies come from. Translated by New York Times bestselling author and award-winning translator Carolina De Robertis, What Makes a Baby is a children's picture book about where babies come from that is written and illustrated to include all kinds of kids, adults, and families. It teaches curious kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of whether or not the kid in question was adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies at home or in a clinic, through surrogacy, or any of the other wondrous ways we make babies these days. It fits regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn't gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience. Chosen as one of the Best Books for Kids and Teens by the Canadian Children Book Centre and featured in media from CNN to BuzzFeed, What Makes a Baby is the first in a trilogy that includes the multiple award-winning book Sex Is a Funny Word. It is the first LGBT-inclusive kids book about reproduction published in Spanish in the US.

Pregnant Butch

Author: A. K. Summers
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593765408
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

First pregnancy can be a fraught, uncomfortable experience for any woman, but for resolutely butch lesbian Teek Thomasson, it is exceptionally challenging: Teek identifies as a masculine woman in a world bent on associating pregnancy with a cult of uber-femininity. Teek wonders, “Can butches even get pregnant?” Of course, as she and her pragmatic femme girlfriend Vee discover, they can. But what happens when they do? Written and illustrated by A.K. Summers, and based on her own pregnancy, Pregnant Butch strives to depict this increasingly common, but still underrepresented experience of queer pregnancy with humor and complexity—from the question of whether suspenders count as legitimate maternity wear to the strains created by different views of pregnancy within a couple and finally to a culturally critical and compassionate interrogation of gender in pregnancy. Offering smart, ambitious art, this graphic memoir is a must-read for would-be pregnant butches and anyone interested in the intersection of birth and gender, as well as a perfect queer baby shower gift and conversation starter for those who always assumed they “got” being pregnant.

Who Are You

Author: Brook Pessin-Whedbee
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781784505806
Release Date: 2016-12-21
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What do you like? How do you feel? Who are you? This brightly illustrated children's book provides a straightforward introduction to gender for anyone aged 3+. It presents clear and direct language for understanding and talking about how we experience gender: our bodies, our expression and our identity. An interactive three-layered wheel included in the book is a simple, yet powerful, tool to clearly demonstrate the difference between our body, how we express ourselves through our clothes and hobbies, and our gender identity. Ideal for use in the classroom or at home, a short page-by-page guide for adults at the back of the book further explains the key concepts and identifies useful discussion points. This is a one-of-a-kind resource for understanding and celebrating the gender diversity that surrounds us.

The Never Weres

Author: Fiona Smyth
Publisher:
ISBN: 1554512859
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

In the near future, a virus leaving the world with no new births appears to mark the end of humankind, yet three of the world's last surviving teenagers--friends Mia, Jesse, and Xian--are determined to carry on.

The Technology of Orgasm

Author: Rachel P. Maines
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801866464
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Science

The author explores hysteria in Western medicine throughout the ages and examines the characterization of female sexuality as a disease requiring treatment. Medical authorities, she writes, were able to defend and justify the clinical production of orgasm in women as necessary to maintain the dominant view of sexuality, which defined sex as penetration to male orgasm - a practice that consistently fails to produce orgasm in a majority of the female population. This male-centered definition of satisfying and healthy coitus shaped not only the development of concepts of female sexual pathology but also the instrumentation designed to cope with them.

Where Did I Come From African American Edition

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Lyle Stuart
ISBN: 9780818407987
Release Date: 2000-09-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

For more than twenty years, Where Did I Come From? has helped parents explain the facts of life to their curious children. Millions of children have enjoyed the humor and honesty in this book, while learning how babies are really made. This book has been adapted for African American families. Peter Mayle and Arthur Robins are also the bestselling team responsible for What's Happening to Me? a guide to puberty.

The Amazing True Story of How Babies Are Made

Author: Fiona Katauskas
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 9781460704417
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

The new Australian go-to book for parents wanting help with THAT talk ... It's one of the most amazing stories ever told - and it's true! Funny, frank and embarrassment-free, THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE gives a fresh take on the incredible tale of where we all come from. REVIEWS: 'If you're looking for a book for children that's accessible but honest, sex positive and inclusive, THE AMAZING TRUE STORY OF HOW BABIES ARE MADE is pretty much perfect.' - Child Magazine 'Common sense, facts, the delightful humour and illustrations will enable this book to be universally accessible and a joy to be shared. A must buy for all parents.' - Buzzword Books 'Highly recommended ... a necessary addition to every parent library' - ReadPlus.com.au 'It's the inclusive nature of the book as well as its light touches of humour that make it a worthy update of a perennially interesting subject' - Sydney Morning Herald 'terrific, funny and explicit-in-a-good-way ... Destined to become a classic.' - Weekend West

Will Puberty Last My Whole Life

Author: Julie Metzger, RN, MN
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570618284
Release Date: 2012-03-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This flip book for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 12 has questions asked by girls in one half of the book; flip it over and questions asked by boys are on the other side. Contains honest, informative, and reassuring answers to questions pre-adolescents have about puberty, friends, feelings, sex, pimples, babies, body hair, menstruation, bras, and much more. Straightforward, age-appropriate answers to REAL questions from preteens are provided by an experienced nurse-and-physician team who have been giving popular seminars to moms and daughters, and dads and sons, in Seattle and Palo Alto for more than twenty years. Each of the questions in the book has been asked--many of them frequently!--by kids during their seminars. Filled with fun, full-color illustrations throughout.

How Babies Are Made

Author: Steven Schepp
Publisher:
ISBN: 162654137X
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

"Where do babies come from?" It isn't unusual for new parents to be posed this delicate question by the time their child is just three or four. Some children develop this natural curiosity sooner, some later, but when questions about sexuality and reproduction inevitably arise, the wise parent will keep this delightful book on hand! Playful in style without sacrificing educational value, Andry and Schepp's, "How Babies are Made," is an invaluable resource for parents eager to help their inquisitive children learn about sex and the reproductive process with clarity, honesty, and accuracy. This slim volume will take you and your child through a variety of reproductive processes in the plant and animal kingdom before finally delving into human sexuality. Featuring inventive and engaging full-color, paper cutout illustrations by Blake Hampton, "How Babies are Made" is guaranteed to help your child establish the foundation on which they will build healthy sexual attitudes and practices as adults.