Tell Me About Sex, Grandma Children’s Book
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!
Patiently forthcoming with lessons your parents redacted, this necessary conversation stresses consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn’t look the same for everyone. Instead, each person’s sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose.
Anastasia Higginbotham’s essays have appeared in Ms., Bitch, Glamour, The Sun, The Women’s Review of Books, and in the anthologies Listen Up, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women’s History, and Yes Means Yes. She is the author and illustrator of a series of feminist children’s books, Ordinary Terrible Things, which deals with common childhood crises and how children themselves find their own way to cope and grow.
“Remarkable. . . . If I were independently wealthy, I’d buy a small plane, fly across the country, and drop off copies of this book to every elementary-school health and sex educator out there.” —Julie Danielson, Kirkus
“A refreshing, positive response to a child’s questions about sex. . . . Above all, the author emphasizes that people have the right to make their own choices about sex, now and always.” —School Library Journal
“I love that it’s Grandma giving advice. Some Native Americans say the very young and the very old understand each other best, because each is closest to the unknown.” —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road
“Addresses sexuality with transparency—honoring diversity and opening a crucial door to conversation about an often-neglected topic. As a sexologist, I wish all children could read this amazing book!” —Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, Founder and President of the Academy for Adolescent Health
“Thoughtful and age appropriate.” —Eli R. Green, PhD; Founder, Transgender Training Institute