The Every Body Book
The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families
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AASECT Book Award for Children under 18 years old
American Library Association 2021 Rainbow Book List Top 10 Title for Young Readers
This vibrant and beautifully illustrated book teaches children sex, gender and relationships education in a way that is inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Covering puberty, hormones, pregnancy, consent, sex, babies, relationships and families, it uses gender-neutral language throughout and celebrates diversity in all its forms, including race, ethnicity, faith, bodies, gender and sexuality. For use with children aged 8-12, it will help answer their questions and spark open discussion with parents, carers and teachers.
With informative illustrations and further resources and a guide for adults, The Every Body Book is the ultimate sex, gender and relationships education resource for children.
- Published: Jun 18 2020
- Pages: 96
- 252 x 178mm
- ISBN: 9781787751736
Jo Hirst, Author of A House for Everyone
A groundbreaking book and invaluable resource for families navigating those first conversations around puberty, sex, consent and gender, The Every Body Book has given "the talk" an inclusive makeover. This book is a must read for parents and caregivers of children of all gender identities and expressions - along with anyone who wants their children to learn the value of kindness, respect and diversity.
Melissa Carnagey, founder of Sex Positive Families
This book is fantastic! It's inclusive, medically accurate, gender affirming, body positive, and comprehensive in its delivery of the education young people need to understand bodies, identities, relationships, and sexual health. It delivers information using a tone that invites young people's curiosities and normalizes their unique experiences, coupled with beautifully diverse illustrations. This book is a must-have for youth, families, schools, and professionals working with young people.
Linda A. Hawkins, PhD, MSEd, LPC, is Co-Director of the Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic and a family services specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
This is a greatly needed book in our world right now. I hear from children, youth, parents, physicians, therapists and educators every week that they have a need for this type of comprehensive, clear, respectful and inclusive information. Rachel has done an incredible job of making the content relevant and relatable. We will all benefit from having this book to help young people know their bodies and feel good about their bodies, and for once - truly every body's body! Thank you Rachel.
Age-appropriate detail is given, and there are plenty of suggestions of resources for finding out more if interested. The illustrations are excellent, full of colour and factual detail, and proper medical language is used throughout. This is a really good introduction to the facts of life and will provide lots of information to those just starting out on the journey through their own sexual bodies.