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Young Adult Nonfiction Maturing

Naked

Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia

by (author) Myriam Daguzan Bernier

illustrated by Cécile Gariépy

translated by Charles Simard

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2022
Category
Maturing, Sexuality & Pregnancy, Dating & Sex, LGBT
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781459831018
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $29.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459823150
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $22.99

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 8 to 12
  • Reading age: 12 to 18

Description

★ “What makes this sex-ed title stand out is the up-to-the-minute dialogue around age-old concerns combined with discussions about broader concepts…Gariépy’s radiant, curvy, stylized digital graphics are a perfect fit for the body-positive text…Non-judgemental, trustworthy, and savvy, Bernier is the counsellor we all wished we had access to in high school.”—Quill & Quire, starred review

 

From A to Z, Naked: Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia is an inclusive guide to sexuality for teens.

The 150 entries cover key ideas about identity, relationships, self-image, sex and body positivity—and no topic is taboo. From bisexuality to Kamasutra to #MeToo, Naked offers answers to questions about sexuality that teens have always had but have been afraid to ask. What is consent? What does gender fluid mean? What kind of contraception should I use? With contemporary examples, vibrant illustrations and additional information and resources for young readers with more questions, Naked is essential reading for today's teens.

About the authors

Myriam Daguzan Bernier is the author of the blog La tête dans le cul and a regular columnist for ICI Radio-Canada Première’s radio show Moteur de recherche. She is also a communication specialist and instructor at L’inis, Québec’s national institute of sound and image. Myriam is currently studying sexology at Université du Québec à Montréal and plans to become a sexologist focusing on a feminist and inclusive approach.

 

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Cécile Gariépy est une illustratrice originaire de Montréal. Elle aime les images qui racontent des histoires. Elle conçoit des illustrations pour différents supports et clients, en passant par les journaux américains jusqu’aux emballages de produits alimentaires québécois, sans jamais oublier l’annuelle carte d’anniversaire pour sa mère. Son travail est ludique et met l’accent sur la couleur, la composition et la conception du personnage.

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Charles Simard is a Québécois editor and translator from Montréal, also known as Tiohtià:ke and Mooniyaang. He works as poetry, fiction, and non-fiction editor for Talonbooks in Vancouver on Coast Salish Territory. His published work includes the essay Littérature, analyse et forme: Herbert, Tolkien, Borges, Eco (EUE, 2010) and a number of translations for Orca Book Publishers, including Elise Gravel’s The Wrench and Myriam Daguzan Bernier’s dictionary of sexuality, Naked. As a lexicographer, he has collaborated on the making of the popular linguistic suite Antidote in its bilingual editions. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in comparative literature from Université de Montréal and was a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of New York’s Graduate
Center. His doctoral and postdoctoral publications focused on the poetics of avant-garde composer and writer John Cage. He lives in Montréal, Québec.

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Awards

  • Commended, Ontario Library association (OLA) Best Bets

Editorial Reviews

“Fun, colorful, and off-beat, lending a cheeky irreverence to often difficult subjects…A solid choice for independent reading and browsing. Highly recommended for high school collections.”

School Library Journal

“Attractive, lighthearted...A validating tome that will spark an interest in further learning.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Lives up to its name and also doesn’t speak down to its audience. I whole-heartedly recommend this title for the inquisitive and curious teens in your life, and for adults as well if they want to learn about concepts that are not often covered in other resources for teens. Highly Recommended.”

CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Spunky…Filled with encouraging language and imagery to reassure teens that there is no such thing as normal, right, or wrong when it comes to consensual human interactions.”

Booklist

★ “What makes this sex-ed title stand out is the up-to-the-minute dialogue around age-old concerns combined with discussions about broader concepts…Gariépy’s radiant, curvy, stylized digital graphics are a perfect fit for the body-positive text…Non-judgemental, trustworthy, and savvy, Bernier is the counsellor we all wished we had access to in high school.”

Quill & Quire, starred review

“The perfect compendium of sex/sexuality for curious teens during a heightened time of misinformation.”

Brooklyn Public Library

“This eye-opening encyclopedia is destined to become a staple of every middle school and high school library...Thoughtful and informative, consistently reminding the readers that their lived experiences are valid and completely normal..I would encourage all readers to pick up a copy of Naked.”

Canadian Children's Book News

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