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Sex Ed Book Recommendations in Honor of National Book Lover’s Day

Christina Clark | August 9, 2021

At the Alabama Campaign we are always looking for more resources to share with folks related to sexuality and sexual health. In honor of National Book Lover’s Day, we’re excited to share the recommendations below. A note about age suggestions: these are only our best guess at what might be appropriate for a certain age. We always encourage parents, care givers, and trusted adults to first review the material to determine its appropriateness before giving it to a young person. 

Young children (ages 3-6)
Consent (For Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU by Rachel Brian
It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn
Let’s Talk about Body, Boundaries, Consent, and Respect by Jayneen Sanders
We Listen to Our Bodies by Lydia Bowers

Pre-teens/Tweens (ages 7-12)
Celebrate Your Body (And Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls by Sonya Renee Taylor
Puberty is Gross But Also Really Awesome by Gina Loveless
Sex is a Funny Word: A Book about Bodies, Feelings, and YOU by Cory Silverberg
Vaginas and Periods 101 by Christian Hoeger and Kristen Lilla

Adults who Support Young People
Boys and Sex by Peggy Orenstein
Girls and Sex by Peggy Orenstein
Good Sexual Citizenship: How to Create a (Sexually) Safer World by Ellen Friedrichs
Sex Positive Talks to Have with Kids by Melissa Pintor Carnagey

Sex Positive Families has also compiled a searchable resource library that we highly recommend. Happy reading!

If you purchase books using Amazon, please consider using Amazon Smile so that the Alabama Campaign can benefit from your purchase at no extra cost to you. Instructions below! 

How it works:

1. Open the Amazon app on your phone.

2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on “AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features.

3. Select “Alabama Campaign To Prevent Teen Pregnancy Inc” as your charity.

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app.

*Featured photo by Mark Zamora on Unsplash



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