What's the T?: the no-nonsense guide to being trans and/or non-binary for teens by Juno Dawson and Soofiya
Discover what it means to be a young transgender or non-binary person in the 21st century in this frank and funny guide for teens, from the author of 'This Book is Gay'.
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Can we talk about consent? by Justin Hancock
'Can We Talk About Consent?' takes a fresh, frank, and stylish approach to the topic of relationships and respect, providing essential understanding for readers aged 14+.
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Sex ed: an inclusive teenage guide to sex and relationships, by the School of Sexuality Education
Here is an engaging and non-judgemental guide for teenagers, publishing in the wake of major updates to the national Relationships and Sex Education curriculum. This positive, practical, and empowering guide tackles sex and relationships in an inclusive and non-judgemental way.
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A-Z of growing up, puberty and sex, by Lesley de Meza & Stephen de Silva
This is a ready-reference guide for older kids and teenagers to get the info they need on growing up, puberty and sex.
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Doing it! Let's talk about sex, by Hannah Witton
Sexting, virginity, consent, the big O...let's face it, doing it can be tricksy. I don't know anyone (including myself) who has sex all figured out. So I've written a book full of honest, hilarious (and sometimes awkward) anecdotes, confessions and revelations. And because none of us have all the answers, I've invited some friends and fellow YouTubers to talk about their sexuality, too.
We talk about doing it safely. Doing it joyfully. Doing it when you're ready. Not doing it. Basically, doing it the way you want, when you want.
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This book is gay, by Juno Dawson
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author Juno Dawson, formerly known as James Dawson, gives an uncensored look at sexual orientation and gender identity. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come out and more.
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Yay! You're gay! Now what?, by Riyadh Khalaf
In this personal, heartfelt go-to guide for young queer guys, YouTuber and presenter Riyadh Khalaf shares frank advice about everything from coming out to relationships, as well as interviews with inspirational queer role models, and encouragement for times when you're feeling low. There's a support section for family and friends written by Riyadh's parents and loads of hilarious, embarrassing, inspiring and moving stories from gay boys around the world.
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Can everyone please calm down? Mae Martin's guide to 21st century sexuality, by Mae Martin
Mae Martin is a Canadian comedian with an encyclopedic knowledge of Harry Potter trivia. Aside from this, if there's one area that she's 100% anecdotally and personally qualified to tackle, it's sexuality: should there be any such thing as a 'sexuality spectrum', then Mae has probably existed at every point on it at some stage in her life.
This book is Mae's attempt to demystify sexuality by narrating her own often humiliating adventures in sex, dating and gender identity.
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Trans mission: my quest to a beard, by Alex Bertie
Being a teenager is difficult enough, but having to go through puberty whilst realising you're in the wrong body means dealing with a whole new set of problems: bullying, self-doubt and in some cases facing a physical and medical transition.
Alex is an ordinary teenager: he likes pugs, donuts, retro video games and he sleeps with his socks on. He's also transgender, and was born female. He's been living as a male for the past few years and he has recently started his physical transition. Throughout this book, Alex will share what it means to be in his shoes, as well as his personal advice to other trans teens.
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Queer, there, and everywhere: 23 people who changed the world, by Sarah Prager & Zoe More O'Ferrall
World history has been made by countless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals - and you've never heard of many of them.
Queer author and activist Sarah Prager delves deep into the lives of 23 people who fought, created, and loved on their own terms. From high-profile figures like Abraham Lincoln and Eleanor Roosevelt to the trailblazing gender-ambiguous Queen of Sweden and a bisexual blues singer who didn't make it into your history books, these astonishing true stories uncover a rich queer heritage that encompasses every culture, in every era.
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Understanding transgender, by Honor Head
Exploring the issue of people who feel they do not belong to the gender they were born with, this sensitive book looks at what this means for the person and their family, issues around school policy, bullying and discrimination and explores the journey of transitioning.
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