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Fired Up about Consent

by Sarah Ratchford
edition: Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged: dating & sex, sexual abuse, safety

According to the World Health Organization, one in three women will be sexually or physically assaulted in her lifetime. These rates are very similar for non-binary people and other feminized people, too. This is rape culture, and young adults are living through it here and now. Fired Up about Consent is a practical, survivor-informed primer for yo …

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Real Talk About Sex and Consent

What Every Teen Needs to Know

by Cheryl M. Bradshaw
edition: Paperback
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dating & sex

"A truly vital and nuanced guide that is as empowering as it is educational."
School Library Journal (starred review)
You deserve clear, accurate information about sexual consent! Let this honest and empowering book be your go-to guide.

Let’s get real: Sex is complicated. Like, really complicated. And as a teen, you need trusted resources to …

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The Sweetest Thing You Can Sing

by C.K. Kelly Martin
edition: eBook
  • age: 13 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, bullying, self-esteem & self-reliance

Losing weight over the summer gains Serena some popularity, but it also means discovering first-hand the pains of being a fifteen-year-old girl in a world that both sexualizes and shames young women. After narrowly avoiding exploitation in a short-lived relationship, Serena aligns with a new friend who was the victim of an explicit image that was s …

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It's Not All Black and White

Multiracial Youth Speak Out

by St. Stephen's Community House
edition: Paperback
  • age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12
tagged: cultural heritage, prejudice & racism, dating & sex

Black, white, and everything in between …

Through poems, interviews, and short essays, a group of young people tell what it’s like to be biracial, multiracial, or of mixed race. These poignant firsthand accounts reflect the unique and varied voices of the writers, whose backgrounds range from Caribbean, Vietnamese, and Latin American to First Na …

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The Little Black Book for Guys

Guys Talk About Sex

created by St. Stephen's Community House
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD)
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: sexuality & pregnancy, emotions & feelings, dating & sex

Lots of guys talk the big talk, but what’s really going on with sex?

That’s what a group of young men sat down to figure out for The Little Black Book for Guys. To get behind the hype, they talked to other teens and collected stories, poems, essays, and art about personal experiences. They also interviewed health professionals to get the facts t …

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Sex for Guys

A Groundwork Guide

by Manne Forssberg, series edited by Jane Springer, translated by Maria Lundin
edition: Paperback
  • age: 0
  • Grade: p to 12
tagged: dating & sex, boys & men

"[The Groundwork Guides] are excellent books, mandatory for school libraries and the increasing body of young people prepared to take ownership of the situations and problems previous generations have left them." -- Globe and Mail

Hundreds of books deal with young women's sexuality. This book is different in that it is an unabashed and forthright gu …

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The Little Black Book for Girlz

A Book on Healthy Sexuality

by St. Stephen's Community House
edition: Paperback
also available: Audiobook (CD)
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
tagged: dating & sex, sexuality & pregnancy, emotions & feelings

Check it out: not just a book about sex, but a look at girl culture by youth themselves. No stuffy school textbook. No nosey adults. Just a diverse group of teen girls from a community youth project who had questions about sexuality. To find answers, they collected stories, poetry, and artwork from other youth. They also interviewed frontline healt …

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