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Naked
Not Your Average Sex Encyclopedia
By (author): Myriam Daguzan Bernier Illustrated by: Cécile Gariépy Translated by: Charles Simard
Myriam Daguzan Bernier ,

Illustrated by :

Cécile Gariépy ,

Translated by :

Charles Simard

Imprint:

Orca Book Publishers - Victoria

ISBN:

9781459831018

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound, Laminated cover
English, Translated from: French

Audience:

Young Adult : Age (years) 12, Grade (CAN) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 8 - 12, Reading age 12
May 17, 2022
$29.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.5in x 6 x 0.75 in | 200 gr

Page Count:

256 pages

Illustrations:

Colour illustrations
Orca Book Publishers
YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Maturing
Children’s / Teenage reference: Subject-specific reference|Children’s / Teenage personal and social topics: Sex education and the facts of life|Interest age: from c 12 years
j306.70835/03—dc23
  • Short Description
This nonfiction encyclopedia introduces teens to practical information about sexuality from A to Z. It explains 155 body-related terms and is illustrated throughout.
Sexuality from A to Z. There's no question you can't ask.

? “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.

Key Selling Points

  • This book answers questions about sexuality teens are already asking themselves, in an inclusive, respectful and practical way.
  • Resources about sex and sexuality are topical and timely for teens.
  • Stories about LGBTQ+ rights and the #MeToo movement are regularly in the news cycle.
  • The author studies sexology at Université du Québec à Montréal and created the feminist blog La tête dans le cul.
  • Includes bold and colorful illustrations by Cecile Gariepy, making this a wonderful book to read from front to back or by picking a page at random.

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.

Cécile Gariépy is a Montreal-based illustrator. She has illustrated in many different media for clients such as the New York Times, Google and Esquire UK. Cécile loves images that tell stories, and her playful art puts an emphasis on color, composition and character design.

Charles Simard is a Québécois editor and translator from Tiohtià?ke / Montréal. He works as poetry, fiction, and nonfiction 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 PhD in literature from Université de Montréal and was a postdoctoral fellow at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center.

Marketing and Promotional Plans

  • Print and online advertising campaigns
  • Promotion at national and regional school, library and trade conferences
  • Extensive ARC distribution, including NetGalley
  • Blog and social media promotion
  • Outreach in Orca newsletters

“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

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

“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

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