Monday, January 16, 2017

Sex is a Funny Word

Title: Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU

Author: Cory Silverberg

Illustrator: Fiona Smyth

Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life, Health, Maturing, Sexuality

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identies, 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.

About the Author: Raised by a children's librarian and a sex therapist, Cory grew up to be a sexuality educator and writer.
He received his Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, and was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative. Cory teaches across North America on topics including sexual communication, sexuality and disability, technology, access, and inclusion. Cory runs the sexuality site for and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability with Miriam Kaufman and Fran Odette.
What Makes a Baby and Sex Is a Funny Word are the first two books in a series of kid's books Cory is writing for Seven Stories Press about sexuality, sexual health, and gender. 
He has eight nephews and nieces, all of whom know where babies come from.

Review: 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.