Sex is a Funny Word
blog — September 24
35% Off Seven Titles from Triangle Square
At Seven Stories and at our children’s imprint, Triangle Square, we believe in talking *up* to young readers, not down to them. That’s why you’ll always find works on our children’s list that both challenge and inspire.
Check out seven select titles below! All of them are 35% off through October 2, 5PM EST. Each comes bundled with a free e-book edition, and there’s free shipping for all books within the U.S.
(Please Note: All these books are 35% off! They are for sale for the lower of the two prices displayed above the buy buttons.)
Zinn’s first book for young adults retells US history from the viewpoints of slaves, workers, immi- grants, women, and Native Americans, reminding younger readers that America’s true greatness is shaped by common people, outcasts, and dissidents, not military and corporate leadership.
“This is the edition of A People’s History that we have all been waiting for.”—Deborah Menkart, Executive Director, Teaching for Change
The gripping story of globalization as told through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present.
Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement.
1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.
Jared Diamond’s first foray into illustrated young adult nonfiction is both an explosive indictment of human nature and a hopeful case for a better survival.
“This is exactly the kind of book that should be a ‘set text’ for a reinvigorated science curriculum: en- gaging, thought-provoking and bang up to the minute. If your teachers aren’t recommending books this —go out and get them anyway.”––Guy Claxton, author of What’s the Point of School?
From artist and Egypt specialist Tamara Bower comes her third, gorgeous book about Ancient Egypt. Using the classic style of Egyptian art, the book is painstakingly accurate in facts and illustrative style.
Artifacts, funerary customs, kid-pleasing gory details of the mummification process, hieroglyphs, and details of life in ancient Egypt are told through the eyes of Ipy, whose father is embalmer to the King.
“Spectacular! The art is fabulous. The text is fascinating. This is going to be a classic.” —Dr. Bob Brier, Egyptologist, author of Egyptian Mummies: Unraveling the Secrets of an Ancient Art
Two nine-year-old Jewish boys survive World War II by banding together in the forest.
They are alone, visited only furtively, every few days by Mina, a mercurial girl who herself has found refuge from the war by living with a peasant family.
Adam and Thomas must learn to survive and do, and barely make it through winter’s harshest weather, but when things seem to be at their worst, a miracle happens.
“Adam and Thomas is at once a finely wrought fable and a realistic tale of survival—a tale of resourcefulness, of friendship, of the kindness of strangers, of the mysterious ways of fate. . . .
Most of all it’s a story of generosity, one that suggests that the act of giving may be as necessary to our survival as food or drink. Thank you, Mr. Appelfeld, for the gift of this magical book.
”––Julie Orringer, author of The Invisible Bridge
A comic book for kids that reimagines “sex talk” for the twenty-first century. Including children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 10 as well as their parents and caregivers.
“You could send your kid to college and graduate school, and years of therapy, to learn how to lovingly come to terms with their gender and sexuality. Or you could simply read this book with them—it’s that thorough, and that good.”—Kate Bornstein, author of My New Gender Workbook
Trevor mixes humor and realism in an urgent look at what it is to feel alienated from everything around you.
And more importantly, what critical ties can appear at the most unly moment, to save you from despair, and give you reason to go on living.
James Lecesne is co-founder of The Trevor Project, the only nationwide 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBT and Questioning teens.
“Trevor is important because its protagonist does not represent a single character, but serves as a vessel for the joy, despair, and alienation that LGBTQ youth can encounter every day at school and at home.”—Porter Square Books Blog
What Makes a Baby — Cory Silverberg
What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, however they came to be.
Geared to readers from pre-school to 8 years old, it teaches curious kids about conception, gestation, and birth in a way that works regardless of whether or not the kid in question was adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies, at home or in a clinic, through surrogacy, or the old fashioned way, and regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender and other identity, or family composition. Just as important, the story doesn’t gender people or body parts, so most parents and families will find that it leaves room for them to educate their child without having to erase their own experience.
Most books about where babies come from leave many of us out. They tell a nice story (mommy + daddy + intercourse = you!) but the truth is that more and more of us are acknowledging the help we get to bring children into our lives.
That help might be a doctor, fertility clinic, adoption or foster agency; it might be a turkey baster and a friend; it might be a sperm donor or a surrogate.
What Makes a Baby helps parents tell children a story about where they came from that isn’t just true for them, but true for everyone.
What Makes a Baby began as a self-published book funded through Kickstarter. It was the most funded picture book Kickstarter had at the time, raising over $65,000 in 30 days. After the initial print run, the book was published by Seven Stories Press.
Buy it from your favorite independent bookseller or online everywhere.
“What Makes a Baby is extraordinary! Cory is a Dr. Spock for the 21st century”. – Susie Bright
“Imaginative and inclusive, What Makes a Baby is a modern-day, queer, colorful reimagining of Peter Mayle’s 1987 classic Where Did I Come From.” – Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
“Designed for all kinds of children in all kinds of families, this will be particularly welcome in adoptive and non-traditional families but is, uniquely, an appealing and informative complement to early sex-education discussions with any child.”
– Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A truly inclusive way to answer the question 'Where do babies come from?': The new book What Makes a Baby offers an origin story for all children, no matter what their families look .” —The Atlantic
“Our family needed this book. Your family needs this book. In fact, I can’t think of a family that doesn't.”—Philadelphia Family Pride
“What Makes A Baby fully delivers…a perfect primer for all families, as it strips the story of birth down to its universal essentials without stripping away any of the joy or magic from the event.” – Michelle Tea, Mutha Magazine
“A where do babies come from book that doesn’t suck! What Makes a Baby aims to be just about the most inclusive sex ed book for kids you've ever come across.”– Jezebel
“What Makes a Baby is the book all parents have been waiting for!” – Mamás Latinas