Tell Me about Sex, Grandma

Tell Me about Sex, Grandma


Anastasia Higginbotham
This version of "the talk" emphasizes that sexuality is your birthright, and it develops over a lifetime.

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Hardcover Edition
Publication Date: 04-11-2017

Patiently forthcoming with lessons your parents redacted, this necessary conversation stresses consent, sex positivity, and the right to be curious about your body. The dialogue focuses on the dynamics of sex, rather than the mechanics, as Grandma reminds readers that sex is not marriage or reproduction, and doesn’t look the same for everyone. Instead, each person’s sexuality is their very own to discover, explore, and share if they choose.

"Remarkable. . . . If I were independently wealthy, I’d buy a small plane, fly across the country, and drop off copies of this book to every elementary-school health and sex educator out there." —Julie Danielson, Kirkus

"A refreshing, positive response to a child’s questions about sex. . . . Above all, the author emphasizes that people have the right to make their own choices about sex, now and always." —School Library Journal

"A refreshingly different take on a child's sex questions. . . .With its strong message about sexual assault, this is a necessary addition to sex-education collections.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Sensitive and empowering. . . . Compelling themes of self-awareness and respect are relevant for boys and girls and young men and women everywhere." —Foreword Reviews

"I love that it's Grandma giving advice. Some Native Americans say the very young and the very old understand each other best, because each is closest to the unknown." —Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road

"Addresses sexuality with transparency—honoring diversity and opening a crucial door to conversation about an often-neglected topic. As a sexologist, I wish all children could read this amazing book!" —Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, Founder and President of the Academy for Adolescent Health

"Absolutely breathtaking." —Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale, MA; CCLS; Director, Child Life Program, Bank Street College of Education

"Thoughtful and age appropriate." —Eli R. Green, PhD; Founder, Transgender Training Institute