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It’s Perfectly Normal

Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex, Gender, and Sexual Health

Written by Robie H. Harris
Illustrated by Michael Emberley
Candlewick; Illustrated edition 2021
HC ISBN: 9781536207200 | 128 pages

Fully and fearlessly updated, this vital new edition of the acclaimed book on sex, sexuality, bodies, and puberty deserves a spot in every family’s library.

With more than 1.5 million copies in print, It’s Perfectly Normal has been a trusted resource on sexuality for more than twenty-five years. Rigorously vetted by experts, this is the most ambitiously updated editionyet, featuring to-the-minute information and language accompanied by new and refreshed art.


It’s Perfectly Normal is informative and interesting; reassuring and responsible; warm and charming. I wish every child (and parent) could have a copy.” —Penelope Leach, Ph.D., author of Your Baby & Child

“I recommend [It's Perfectly Normal] to parents and children who are coming into adolescence. They will love it.”
—T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. author of Touchpoints

“A perfectly wonderful treatment of the always touchy subject of sex education for young people. The book treats the subject seriously and its intended readers respectfully.” —Hugh B. Price, president, National Urban League, Inc.

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