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What Makes a Baby

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What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg
Hardcover $18.95
May 07, 2013 | ISBN 9781609804855

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Praise

“The playful illustrations and simple but intelligent text illuminate the basic biology of reproduction while honoring today’s diversity of families, of genders and gender identities, and of how kids can come into a family.” —Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

“This is a solid, occasionally quirky book on an important topic.” School Library Journal

“It’s an informative and entertaining read for kids of all parents, straight or queer. And, hey, even if your kids were conceived the old-fashioned way, they should know not everyone was—and why.” Queerty

What Makes a Baby aims to be just about the most inclusive sex ed book for kids you’ve ever come across[…] it has none of this mommy and daddy love each other and he watered her flower with his watering can and then a baby was born stuff; What Makes a Baby is for kids around four to eight years of age, teaching them about”conception, gestation, and birth” using really specific language.” Jezebel

What Makes a Baby offers a combination so rarely captured in children’s books; beauty and meaning, fact and nuance, and most importantly the opportunity for all of us to see ourselves in these pages.” —Nadya Burton, PhD, Midwifery Education Program at Ryerson University

“The book talks about where babies come from in a way that encompasses kids who are adopted, conceived using reproductive technologies, through surrogacy, or the old-fashioned way, and regardless of how many people were involved, their orientation, gender, and other identity, or family composition. Author and sex educator Silverberg nails it, as does award-winning Canadian artist Fiona Smyth.” The Advocate

“Designed for all kinds of children in all kinds of families, this will be particularly welcome in adoptive and non-traditional families but is, uniquely, an appealing and informative complement to early sex-education discussions with any child.” Kirkus Reviews, starred reviews

“Silverberg’s quest to exclude no one means he omits much in the book – including any mention of sex. The point, he says, is to get children asking questions but letting parents answer them with however much detail they see fit.” The Globe and Mail 

What Makes A Baby presents factual information on conception on a kid’s level. With text that is open to personal embellishment, this book is sure to cater to many families and birth experiences.” Green Parent Chicago

“The new book What Makes a Baby offers an origin story for all children, no matter what their families look like.” The Atlantic

“Our family needed this book. Your family needs this book. In fact, I can’t think of a family that doesn’t.” Philadelphia Family Pride

“Now parents can have easy-going, straightforward, and (hopefully) painless discussions with kids about the miracle of birth!” Parents

Awards

Lambda Literary Award FINALIST 2014

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