Deal with it before boundaries get crossed
From the Series Lorimer Deal With It
Consent isn’t just about sex. From an early age, kids are taught to respect personal space. They learn to express themselves and how they feel. While they must be taught that kissing, hugging, and touching are sometimes appropriate and sometimes not, it’s also important that they consider that consent is needed for interactions like borrowing things, sharing possessions, or sharing someone’s secrets. And that consent cannot be assumed, even if it has been given at a different time.
This illustrated book offers information, quizzes, comics, and real-life situations to help kids think critically about what consent is, and what it looks like and sounds like when it is given or not given.
|Grade 4 - Grade 9
|Graphic Novels, Social Studies
|5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: #MeToo, Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning
|James Lorimer and Company Ltd., Publishers
|Lorimer Children & Teens
|Number of Pages
Author: Keisha Evans
Keisha Evans has been supporting and advocating for children, youth and their families for more than twenty years. She is a child youth counselor and works to teach children about body safety and respecting boundaries.
Illustrator: Jenny Chan
Jenny Chan is an illustrator, designer, and developer working with The Public Studio. The Public Studio is a community-centered social justice design studio that works alongside non-profits, grassroots organizations, and people trying to change the world.
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“A valuable addition to collections for young adolescents, especially where materials addressing consent are lacking.”—School Library Journal
“Empowering and useful.”—Kirkus Reviews
“[The book] defines consent and, through colorful illustrations and comic book-style spreads, explores situations when it is assumed, expressed, informed, or implied. . . . Readers are reassured in this informative and useful book that ‘what is most important is that everyone feels safe and comfortable.’”—Booklist