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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

Topic

Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Adoption; Family violence; Homosexuality; 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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