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It's Perfectly Normal - Ages 10 and up.

Packed with the vital information young adolescents need to quell fears and make wise decisions. Frank yet playful, the book portrays a reassuring array of body types and ethnic groups, allowing readers to come away with a healthy respect for their bodies and a better understanding of the role that sexuality plays in the human experience. 

It's So Amazing! - Ages 4 and up.

"Exactly what is sex?" and "Where does the baby actually come out?" The familiar enthusiastic bird and reluctant bee narrate the comic cartoon panels, eventually deciding that the miracles of birth, families, and love are just "so amazing." Adults will be grateful for the many different ways this book portrays situations not always easy to explain to children. 

What Makes a Baby - Ages 4 and up.

A book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. Not every family is created in the same way, and this book is explains conception, gestation, and birth in such a way as to be inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.

Changing Bodies, Changing Lives

The latest information on the physical and emotional aspects of puberty, sexuality, healthcare, sexually transmitted diseases, safer sex and birth control, living with violence, mental health, and eating disorders. Inspired by the classic Our Bodies, Ourselves.

Deal with It! A Whole New Approach to Your Body, Brain, and Life as a Gurl

With chapters such as "Boobs" and "What's Up Down There," this book has everything covered--with the frankness, humor, and style frustratingly absent from the many similar books. All topics are fair game: zit remedies; a dazzling array of hair removal techniques; masturbation methods; sexual positions and orientations; what to do if you are raped; how to deal with anger, depression, and anxiety; the physical effects of different drugs; how to get along with friends and family; and more.

The Boy's Body Guide: A Health and Hygiene Book - Ages 8 and up.

This is a great resource for any young man who is going through puberty. Helps explain those weird things that start to happen to the body with easy to understand language and explanations on everything from peach fuzz to nocturnal emissions. This is a must-read for every boy. 

Free Your Mind

Through the words of dozens of gay, lesbian and bisexual young people who have been through related experiences, this book's chapters address: self-discovery and coming out, dealing with friends and first love, dealing with family, defending and asserting oneself in school, finding solace in spirituality, and locating community support.

From Diapers to Dating: A Parent's Guide to Raising Sexually Healthy Children

Organized from birth through age twelve this book presents a practical program for parents to communicate their own values about sexuality to their children.

The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity

A comprehensive workbook that incorporates skills, exercises, and activities from evidence-based therapies — such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) — to help transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) teens explore and navigate their gender identity and expression at home, in school, and with peers.

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