A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up
An illustrated guide from sex educators that gives an age-appropriate reference to sex, bodies, relationships, identities and much more. Depicted as a supportive group of friends, this book navigates growing up, a sometimes tricky sticky thing.
Join friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam, and Alexis as they talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! This supportive group of friends are guides for some tricky subjects. Using comics, activities, and examples, they give encouragement and context for new and confusing feelings and experiences.$12.00 Add to cart
Consent is not the absence of ‘NO’, it is an enthusiastic YES!
While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn’t considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.
Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships.
Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.$22.00 Add to cart
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 12 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.$24.00 Add to cart
Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress, and Difficult Emotions Using DBT
Does a teenager in your life ever feel like their emotions are out of control? Is it hard for them to make friends, get a date, or get along with their parents? They aren’t alone! For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help.
This book offers evidence-based strategies to take control of reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, helping to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.
This dynamic book offers teens powerful tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help regulate emotions and build better relationships with parents, friends, and peers.
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?
In Trans Teen Survival Guide, Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know.
Frank, friendly and funny, 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.$25.00 Add to cart
In Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon you will find anecdotes of real kids’ lives and true-to-life fairy tale characters. This book pushes us beyond rigid gender expectations while we color fantastic beasts who like pretty jewelry and princesses who build rocket ships.
Celebrate sensitive boys, tough girls, and others who do not fit into a disempowering gender categorization.$10.00 Add to cart
Every Saturday morning, Julián and his abuela go swimming. But the day Julián spies three women on the subway, everything changes. He is entranced by their beautiful hair, their swishy, shimmering mermaid gowns, and their total confidence. When Julián gets home, all he can think of is becoming a mermaid himself.
But what will Abuela think?
Utterly mesmerizing and full of heart, Jessica Love’s author-illustrator debut is a radiant celebration of individuality and a triumphant win for unconditional love.$17.00 Add to cart
A quick, easy and important educational comic guide to using gender-neutral pronouns.
Archie, a snarky genderqueer artist, is tired of people not understanding gender neutral pronouns. Tristan, a cisgender dude, is looking for an easy way to introduce gender neutral pronouns to his increasingly diverse workplace.
The longtime best friends team up in this short and fun comic guide that explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. They also include what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.
A quick and easy resource for people who use they/them pronouns, and people who want to learn more!$8.00 Add to cart
Throughout American history, there have always been women who have spoken out for what’s right, even when they have to fight to be heard. In early 2017, Senator Elizabeth Warren’s refusal to be silenced in the Senate inspired a spontaneous celebration of women who persevered in the face of adversity.
In this book, Chelsea Clinton celebrates thirteen American women who helped shape our country through their tenacity, sometimes through speaking out, sometimes by staying seated, sometimes by captivating an audience. They all certainly persisted.
She Persisted is for everyone who has ever wanted to speak up but has been told to quiet down, for everyone who has ever tried to reach for the stars but was told to sit down, and for everyone who has ever been made to feel unworthy or unimportant or small.
With vivid, compelling art by Alexandra Boiger, this book shows readers that no matter what obstacles may be in their paths, they shouldn’t give up on their dreams. Persistence is power.
When the heroic princess Amira rescues the kind-hearted princess Sadie from her tower prison, neither expects to find a true friend in the bargain.
Yet as they adventure across the kingdom, they discover that they bring out the very best in the other person. They’ll need to join forces and use all the know-how, kindness, and bravery they have in order to defeat their greatest foe yet: a jealous sorceress, who wants to get rid of Sadie once and for all.
Join Sadie and Amira, two very different princesses with very different strengths, on their journey to figure out what “happily ever after” really means—and how they can find it with each other.$13.00 Add to cart
In this heartwarming picture book, a big sister realizes that her little sister, Jackie, doesn’t like dresses or fairies-she likes ties and bugs! Will she and her family be able to accept that Jackie identifies more as “Jack”?
Susan thinks her little sister Jackie has the best giggle! She can’t wait for Jackie to get older so they can do all sorts of things like play forest fairies and be explorers together. But as Jackie grows, she doesn’t want to play those games. She wants to play with mud and be a super bug! Jackie also doesn’t like dresses or her long hair, and she would rather be called Jack.
Readers will love this sweet story about change and acceptance. This book is published in partnership with GLAAD to accelerate LGBTQ inclusivity and acceptance.
A Forthright Guide to Puberty, Sex and Relationships for People with Asperger’s Syndrome
This book is ideal for those who need clear, detailed explanations and direct answers to the many questions raised by puberty and sexual maturity. Making Sense of Sex is a thorough guide written in unambiguous language with helpful diagrams, explanations and practical advice for young people approaching puberty and beyond.
Sarah Attwood describes developments in both the male and female body, and explains how to maintain hygiene and personal care, and to promote general good health. She also examines emotional changes, including moods and sexual feelings, and provides comprehensive information on sex, sexual health and reproduction.
She looks at the nature of friendship, how it changes from childhood to adulthood and its importance as a basis for sexual encounter. She also offers coping strategies for different social experiences, from bullying to dating, and includes essential tips on the politics of mature behaviour, such as knowing the difference between public and personal topics of conversation.$25.00 Add to cart
In her debut children’s book, Rebecca Solnit reimagines a classic fairytale with a fresh, feminist Cinderella and new plot twists that will inspire young readers to change the world, featuring gorgeous silhouettes from Arthur Rackham on each page.
In this modern twist on the classic story, Cinderella, who would rather just be Ella, meets her fairy godmother, goes to a ball, and makes friends with a prince. But that is where the familiar story ends.
Instead of waiting to be rescued, Cinderella learns that she can save herself and those around her by being true to herself and standing up for what she believes.
Transgender and gender-nonconforming children need validation and support on their journey toward self-discovery. Unfortunately, due to stigma and misinformation, these kids can be especially vulnerable to bullying, discrimination, and even mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.
The good news is that there are steps you can take to empower your child as they explore, understand, and affirm their gender identity. This important workbook will guide you both.
In this guide, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in gender-nonconforming youth offers real tools to help your child thrive in all aspects of life. You and your child will discover a more expansive way of understanding gender; gain insight into gender diverse thoughts, feelings, and experiences; and find engaging activities with fun titles such as, “Apple, Oranges, and Fruit Bowls” and “Pronoun Town” to help your child to explore their own unique identity in a way that is age-appropriate and validating.
No child experiences gender in a vacuum, and children don’t just transition—families do. Let this workbook guide you and your child on this important journey in their lives.
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.com.
As a teen or emerging adult, dealing with all the changes going on in your life, body, and mind can be mighty overwhelming. When it comes to sex, everyone seems to have strong feelings and opinions about who you should be and what you should (shouldn’t) do. How do you decide who to listen to?
Whatever your gender or sexual identity, whether you’ve already been actively exploring your sexuality or are only just getting curious, S.E.X clearly spells out what you need and want to know–no shame, no judgement, just comprehensive and accurate info in a clear, straightforward language.
This is the story of a brave young girl, Elodie-Rose, who one day decides to change the world and keep all her f*&ks in her basket.
Wait a minute. You re confused. What are f*&ks, you ask? It s quite simple, really. F*&ks are her self-esteem; all the happy, sad and wonderful thoughts that sit in her basket. That sit in every girl’s basket! And every girl must give these f*&ks away every time someone asks.
One day Elodie-Rose decides to break rank and find out what happens if those f*&ks stay where they are…$15.00 Add to cart
Tomorrow is the school parade, and Danny knows exactly what he will be: a princess.
Mommy supports him 100%, and they race to the thrift store to find his costume. It’s almost closing time – will Danny find the costume of his dreams in time?
One of A Kind, Like Me / Único como yo is a sweet story about unconditional love and the beauty of individuality. It’s a story told in both English and Spanish that lifts up children who don’t fit gender stereotypes, and reflects the power of a loving and supportive community.$16.00 Add to cart
In this modern fairy tale, a noble prince and a brave knight come together to defeat a terrible monster and in the process find true love in a most unexpected place.
The digital illustrations are rich in color and depth. This is an illuminating fairy tale for young readers to be able to see that not every prince would like to marry a princess.
This version of “the talk” emphasizes that sexuality is your birthright, and it develops over a lifetime.
In this beautiful and insightful children’s book, a loving Grandma tells you everything you need to know about sex. Filled with stunning mixed-media illustrations and amazing advice for all-ages, this is one book that is sure to help you get through The Talk!
Girls are not chicks. Girls are thinkers, creators, fighters, healers, and superheroes.
Girls Are Not Chicks is a subversive and playful way to examine how pervasive gender stereotypes are in every aspect of our lives. This book helps to deconstruct the homogeneity of gender expression in children’s media by showing diverse pictures that reinforce positive gender roles for girls.$10.00 Add to cart
Girls Will be Boys Will be Girls is a funny and provocative deconstruction of traditional gender roles.
The coloring book form is a subversive and playful way to examine how perversive stereotypes about gender are in every aspect of our lives, especially the ones that are so ingrained we don’t even notice. This book pokes fun at the tired constraints of gender normativity, and makes it okay to step outside the lines.$11.00 Add to cart
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