The much-anticipated third book in the trilogy that started with the award-winning What Makes A Baby and Sex Is A Funny Word: A completely new LGBTQI+-inclusive approach to puberty, sex, and gender for kids 10+.
In a bright comic-book format featuring four dynamic middle schoolers, You Know, Sex grounds sex ed in social justice, centering young people's experiences of pressures and joy, risk and reward, confusion and discovery, and the importance of mental health and self-care. You Know, Sex covers not only the big three of puberty--hormones, reproduction, and development--but also power, pleasure and how to be a decent human being. There are chapters on gender, bodies, feelings, touching, pregnancy, relationships and more. The book clearly defines terms and addresses issues of consent and boundaries and safety in our media-saturated world in an age-appropriate and approachable way.
You Know, Sex continues Silverberg and Smyth's work of writing for every kind of young person and every kind of family. Instead of providing one size fits all answers (which, ironically, usually fit none of us) the book provides a framework for young people to think about their experiences and talk with each other, as well as with trusted adults in their life. This highly anticipated guide is the first thoroughly modern sex education book for children and families navigating puberty, and is essential for kids, their guardians, school librarians and nurses, and everyone who knows a kid.