Sex is a Funny Word

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Seven Stories Press, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 159 pages
2016 Winner of the Norma Fleck Award for Canadian Children's Non-Fiction

2016 ALA Stonewall Book Award, Honor Book

2016 ALA Notable Children's Book

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. 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.

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User Review  - LilyRoseShadowlyn - LibraryThing

A great book that covers gender identity, sexuality, and the beautiful uniqueness that our bodies are. Body positive and LGBT friendly, I can't recommend this book enough. Read full review

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User Review  - LilyRoseShadowlyn - LibraryThing

A great book that covers gender identity, sexuality, and the beautiful uniqueness that our bodies are. Body positive and LGBT+ friendly, I can't recommend this book enough. Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Raised by a children's librarian and a sex therapist, CORY SILVERBERG grew up to be a sexuality educator and writer. Cory's academic background is in education and counseling psychology, and, since 1997, he has developed and facilitated workshops for hundreds of agencies and organizations serving both youth and adults across North America on a range of topics including sexuality and disability, sexual pleasure, and sexual communication. Cory has also delivered keynotes, lectures, and interactive public talks for professional conferences and student groups. He is the coauthor of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability and since 2005 has been the Sexuality Guide for About.com. In 2012, Cory developed a book project—What Makes a Baby?—that became the most-funded children's book on Kickstarter and subsequently signed a three-book deal with Seven Stories Press to produce a series of inclusive children's books about gender and sexuality.

FIONA SMYTH is a Toronto-based painter, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her first graphic novel, The Never Weres, was published by Annick Press in 2011. Fiona's comic Cheez was published in Exclaim! magazine for almost ten years, and her comic Fazooz was in Vice for eight years. Fiona teaches illustration and comics at OCAD U in Toronto.

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