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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.
Julián is a Mermaid Picture Book is about being seen for who we are by someone who loves us. It has been translated into fourteen languages: Catalan, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, French, Japanese, Dutch, in addition to Korean.
Jessica Love is the author and illustrator of Julián is a Mermaid, published by Candlewick Press. Jessica grew up in Southern California, raised by a pair of artist parents. She studied printmaking, as well as illustration at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Additionally, Love then went on to study acting at Juilliard. Jessica’s new book, Julián at the Wedding, will release in October, 2020. Jessica lives in Brooklyn.
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Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today.
Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience.
This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones’ identity.
Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century.
This Illustrated Guide for Couples Ends 12 Hurtful Arguments Once and for All!
Conflict within relationships is complex and challenging to overcome. In her 20 years of working with couples, clinical psychologist Michelle Brody found a way to make change simpler.
Her secret: clear and lighthearted illustrations that help couples literally see what’s driving their battles and blocking their bond, so they can chart a course together to stop the fights.
An anthology exploring the act of passing-as the “right” gender, race, class, sexuality, age, ability, body type, ethnicity, and beyond.
Nobody Passes is a collection of essays that confronts and challenges the very notion of belonging. By examining the perilous intersections of identity, categorization, and community, contributors challenge societal mores and countercultural norms. Nobody Passes explores and critiques the various systems of power seen (or not seen) in the act of “passing.”
In a pass/fail situation, standards for acceptance may vary, but somebody always gets trampled on. This anthology seeks to eliminate the pressure to pass and thereby unearth the delicious and devastating opportunities for transformation that might create.
The extremely popular Come As You Are — Emily Nagoski’s master class in the science of sex — now has a helpful workbook companion to help guide you into the best sex life ever!
Both books can be read and used independently of one another, but reading both together will offer you an insightful, dynamic crash course in your own personal pleasure.
Although this workbook was originally the companion to UnF*ck Your Intimacy, the tools in this workbook can also stand alone to help you gain deeper understanding of your intimacy needs with yourself or others.
Full of questionaires, self-reflection prompts, and exercises, this insightful, helpful workbook is sure to help you UnF*ck Your Intimacy. By Faith G. Harper, Ph.D.
Almost everyone has had some interaction with depression. You’re not alone, and you can have successful relationships and satisfying sex with depression.
JoEllen Notte will help you understand how sexual function is affected by depression and what keeps us from effectively addressing it. Heavily informed by the author’s research, including surveys of over 1,000 people and interviews with close to 200, this is the first book of its kind.
With practical tips and real-life examples, this is both a guidebook for people with depression and the people who love them, as well as a reference tool for mental health professionals.
The Kama Sutra, the famed ancient Indian guide to lovemaking, has been used to enhance sexual experiences since the fourth century. Now, it has been reinterpreted to created the ultimate sex guide for gay men.
Using clear, empowering text to celebrate the art of gay lovemaking, The Gay Man’s Kama Sutra applies the art and spirit and intention of the original Kama Sutra–the expression of uninhibited pleasure through sex–to the lives of twenty-first century gay men. It shamelessly encourages love and sex, pleasure and sensuality, uninhibited erotic indulgence and play.
Visually stunning, it is accompanied by exquisite, sensual artworks from the original Kama Sutra, classic homo-erotic artworks, and tasteful instructional line drawings.
Learn the ropes of erotic bondage with this discreet knot-tying guide featuring a playful ribbon-tie closure. Follow the convenient step-by-step illustrations and discover how to restrain your partner simply and safely.
You’ll also learn how to fashion a suggestive rope corset, a crop for spanking, and other bedroom tricks that will have you bound for adventure!
How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life
This third edition of Rhythms of Women’s Desire, is a provocative and informative book about female sexuality and life changes that will empower cisgender women to understand their sexuality in the context of an entire lifetime.
Author Elizabeth Davis’ focus on sexual changes over time is what makes this book unique; she gives insight into what is natural at each sexual stage and how it all fits together. This book envisages menarche (first menstruation), childbirth, and menopause as transformative, biological turning points and gives the reader a view of what these events have in common hormonally and psychologically.
Does your other half have Asperger Syndrome or do you suspect that they are on the autism spectrum? This quick and helpful relationships guide provides all the information you need for relationship success with your ASD partner.
Based on research, her experiences as a counselor specializing in this area, as well as her personal relationship experiences, the author explores the relationships of adults with Asperger Syndrome. By using quotations and real-life examples to illustrate her points, she achieves a balance of factual information and compassionate understanding.
Practical, everyday topics include living and coping with AS, anger and AS, getting the message across, sex and AS, parenting, staying together and AS cannot be blamed for everything.
In this second edition, Maxine Aston utilizes over a decade of experience of working with couples affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Updated information on research, same-sex relationships, sensory issues, as well as pregnancy.
Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty
Better Than I Ever Expected is a warm, witty, and honest book that contends with the challenges and celebrates the delights of older-life sexuality. It asserts that women over sixty are at the top of their game when it comes to enjoying sex.
Joan Price’s straight talk transcends the self-help style of other books in this field. Yes, there are challenges to sex after menopause and beyond, says Price, but there are also creative solutions. She is on a mission to let women her age and older know that they can, in fact, have the best sex of their lives.
Price gets personal and stays positive, combining her own story with candid comments, tips, and sassy tales from sexually seasoned women. She also acknowledges the gritty issues that older women confront in their sexual lives, noting that it’s not easy, but it certainly isn’t over.
A Practical Guide to Sleeping With Three
This is the first book to give tri-curious men and women the inside scoop on threesomes. Sexuality historian and threesome dabbler Victoria Vantoch offers practical and humorous advice on the most popular fantasy.
In The Threesome Handbook, you’ll discover the perks of three, strategies to prevent jealousy and messiness, how to find the perfect third, discovering your inner queer, communication skills for couples, how to create a successful triad relationship, and much more!
Drawing on personal experience, historical research, advice from pros, and hundreds of interviews with veteran and novice threesome adventurers, this book covers the gamut of possibilities in threesome sex and triad relationships.
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