Speak: The Graphic Novel

By Laurie Halse Anderson Illustrated bY Emily Carroll SPeak Themes Sexual Assault Consent Mental Health “Speak up for yourself―we want to know what you have to say.” From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is […]

Maybe He Just Likes You

By Barbara Dee Maybe He Just Likes You Themes Girl Empowerment Sexual Harassment Consent Bullying For seventh-grader Mila, it starts with some boys giving her an unwanted hug on the school blacktop. A few days later, at recess, one of the boys (and fellow trumpet player) Callum tells Mila it’s his birthday, and asks her […]

Consent for Kids

By Rachel brian Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of You Themes Consent Boundaries Respect Readers will learn about boundaries and how to set them, ways to respect themselves and others, what to do if someone makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe, and much more. Along the way, they’ll be encouraged to […]

Don’t Touch My Hair!

By Sharee Miller Don’t touch my hair! Themes Girl Empowerment Racism Consent Just about everywhere Aria goes, someone wants to touch her fluffy, curly hair. Whether she’s in the street, under the sea, in the jungle, or even in space, strangers (and strange creatures) try to touch Aria’s hair. Finally, she has had enough! Ages […]

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

By Jayneen sandersillustrated by Craig Smith Some secrets should never be kept Themes Child Sexual Abuse Consent Safe/unsafe touch Just like we teach kids to be safe around water or the road, we must teach them body safety in a way that isn’t scary or confrontational. This beautiful picture book sensitively talks about the topic […]

Miles Is The Boss Of His Body

BY ABBIE SCHILLER & sAMANTHA kURTZMAN-cOUNTER Miles is the boss of his body Themes cONSENT Boundaries Healthy Communication  It’s Miles’ 6th birthday, but he’s not thrilled about being pinched, hugged too tight, noogied, picked up, or tickled by his family. They mean well, but Miles has had enough! He announces that he is the boss […]

Hug Me

BY Simona Ciraolo HUG ME Themes Healthy Boundaries Friendship consent If you ever feel like you need a really big hug, you know exactly how Felipe the cactus feels. Of course, we also know that cactuses aren’t exactly touchy-feely. Felipe’s family is quite prickly! So, Felipe heads out to find a friend and, hopefully, a […]