The Little Black Book for Girlz: A Book on Healthy Sexuality Paperback – Sep 1 2006
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“... excellent book ... sex-ed material that [is] equally positive and empowering ... frank, girl-friendly but never cloying tone ...”—The Globe and Mail, 09/10/06
“... passionate, open, and honest ... This book will undoubtedly have more teen appeal than a book on the same subject written by adults ... Highly recommended for public library teen spaces and progressive high schools.”—VOYA, 12/06
“What a great resource!”—Karen Leslie, MD, FRCPC, Staff Paediatrician, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Associate Professor of Paediatrics, the Hospital for Sick Children and the University of Toronto
“There is much to rejoice in this book; and, despite the intensity of its subject and the emotional, legal, medical, and moral minefield it navigates, the reader arrives at the other side better informed about being female and better equipped to deal with everything else.”—Resource Links, 02/07
“... readers would find it both informative and, dare I say it, entertaining. And, make no mistake about it, the language, emotions, and experiences detailed are frank. The voices are honest and uncensored. Most books on sexuality targeted at teen readers begin with the biology of sex and then move on to the psychology of sex. Perhaps because this book is written by and for young women, it begins with the context in which sexuality issues emerge – within a relationship ... Highly Recommended.”—CM Reviews, 06/07
“Solid info with a saucy attitude struts through the pages of two fantastic books about human sexuality for teens.”—Canadian Children’s Book News, 02/09
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St. Stephen's Community House is a community-based social service agency in Toronto that assists more than 23,000 people each year. Its self published edition on which this book is based has been used by educators and social workers across North America.See all Product Description
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in some other reviews i was reading, some people didn't like this book because it promoted homosexuality. of course my usual response to this is welcome to the 2000's where we're attempting to stop hating people for sexual preference, but beyond social structure, the fact that homosexuality is mentioned in a book about sexuality doesn't mean that homosexuality is being forced upon the reader. what discussing homosexuality does is #1, includes homosexuals in the education process, because no one deserves to be abused, and #2 it (hopefully not for the first time) introduces homosexuality to those who are heterosexual and will perhaps allow them to not fear homosexuality, but embrace the people that are homosexuals, for there is no difference between hetero and homosexuals, except to whom they give their love.
I don't think this book glorifies lesbianism as some of the other reviewers mentioned -- I just think in our society we hear so little about it, that having it discussed as a "normal" lifestyle, makes people uncomfortable. I do think parents should read this book as well or before their children do. It probably will scare them but then they will know what some teens are experiencing and can talk to their children about it.
Of course it's not a balanced view - but neither are the myriad of books that completely ignore the existence of non-heterosexual activities.
The Little Black Book for Girlz should be available to teenage girls - AND boys - along with other books on a range of topics surrounding their sexuality and sexual health. Don't rely on one book to teach children everything and don't focus on books as if they exist in a vacuum.
As a parent, I am proud that my son and daughter have read and discussed this book. Their skills, knowledge and compassion will contribute to making this world a better place for everybody.
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Very informative and great for providing information on the facts and realities of various topics kids already hear about at school. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is a travesty of publishing. It is nothing but deviant brainwashing at its worse. Just reading excerpts from it will make you sick. Stay away from it. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2006
From a non-religious and pretty liberal and sexually open minded perspective... even I think this book is inappropriate. Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2006 by Manny Z
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