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It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

Title

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health

Authors

Robie H. Harris

Illustrator

Michael Emberley

Publisher

Candlewick

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9780763668716

Pages

112 pages

Genre

informational guide

Format

full length

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

Introduces human sexuality, describes the changes brought about by puberty, and discusses sexual abuse, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and pregnancy.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Family violence; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; Transgender; Illness; adoptive family; adopted child; sexual abuse; gay; gay people; lesbian; lesbian people; bisexual; bisexual people; transgender people; STI/STD; HIV; AIDS

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

LGBTQ+

gay males; lesbian females; bisexual males; bisexual females; transgender males; transgender females

Awards

ABC Children's Booksellers Choices Award, 1995, Winner, Non Fiction
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2010 Special Interests
Booklist Book Review Stars, 1994
Books for You: An Annotated Booklist for Senior High, Thirteenth Edition, 1997
Bulletin Blue Ribbons, 1994 Non Fiction
Children's Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, 2001
Choices, 2010 Understanding Oneself And Others
Horn Book Fanfare, 1994
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 1994
Middle And Junior High School Library Catalog, Eighth Edition, 2000
Middle and Junior High School Library Catalog, Ninth Edition, 2005
Notable Children's Books, 1995 Older Readers
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 1994
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 1994 Non Fiction
School Library Journal Best Books, 1994
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, 1994 Grades 3-6

Keywords

sex; male and female bodies; puberty; hormones; genes; intimacy; pregnancy; babies; abortion; birth control; education; science

Diversity Impact

direct

It's Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, and Sexual Health


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