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"Alternately playful and realistic, Emberley's . . . art reinforces Harris's message that bodies come in all sizes, shapes, and colors — and that each variation is 'perfectly normal.'" — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)
When young people have questions about sex, real answers can be hard to find. Providing accurate, unbiased answers to nearly every imaginable
question, from conception and puberty to birth control and AIDS, IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL offers young people the information they need — now more than ever — to make responsible decisions and to stay healthy. Already used as a trusted resource in twenty-five countries around the world (and translated into twenty-one languages), IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL marks its tenth anniversary with a thoroughly updated edition that includes the latest information on such topics as birth control, hepatitis, HIV, and adoption, among others. This definitive new edition also reflects the recent input of parents, teachers, librarians, clergy, scientists, health professionals, and young readers themselves.
Back matter includes an index and a note to the reader.
About the Author
Robie H. Harris has written many award-winning books for children of all ages, including the definitive Family Library about sexuality: IT'S PERFECTLY NORMAL, IT'S SO AMAZING!, and IT'S NOT THE STORK! She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Michael Emberley is the illustrator of numerous books for children, including the Family Library. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland.
In 1994, Robie Harris and Michael Emberley gave the world's families an awesome gift—It's Perfectly Normal. Never before or since have we had such a clear and concise guide for family discussions about sex and sexuality.
—Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc.
It’s Perfectly Normal is the go-to book for every young person.
—Marc H. Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League, Inc.
Highly recommended for talking your way through just about any embarrassing interrogation your ever-curious kids can devise.
—Los Angeles Times
Harris and Emberley cover everything a young person needs to know about sexual health, including how to safely use the Internet. . . . It will draw in tweens, teens, and parents, and totally engage all.
—Angela Diaz, MD, MPH, professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Community Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, director, Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, New York
This refreshingly candid tour of the facts of life is just the ticket for jittery parents when it’s time to explain the birds and the bees to their curious kids.