Harris, R. H., & Emberley, M. (1994). It’s perfectly normal: A book about changing bodies, growing up, sex, and sexual health. Cambridge, Mass: Candlewick Press.
This acclaimed book on sexuality is the most trusted and accessible resource for kids, parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone else who cares about the well-being of tweens and teens. Providing accurate and up-to-date answers to nearly every imaginable question, from conception and puberty to birth control and STDs, It’s Perfectly Normal offers young people the information they need to make responsible decisions and stay healthy.
Commentary & Text Connections:
It’s Perfectly Normal is a nonfiction books for ages ten and up. The book is meant to teach children about sexual health, emotional health and relationships, and contains sections on puberty, pregnancy and sexual orientation. Harris asks experts like pediatricians, biologists and even lawyers to fact-check each edition, to make sure updates to AIDS prevention information or birth control laws are accurate.