Anastasia Higginbotham's books about ordinary, terrible things tell stories of children who navigate trouble with their senses on alert and their souls intact. The books take on divorce, death, bullying, illness, confusion about sex, and sexual abuse--for starters. Her essays have appeared in Ms., Bitch, Glamour, The Women's Review of Books, and in the anthologies Listen Up, 33 Things Every Girl Should Know About Women's History, and Yes Means Yes. Higginbotham grew up in Washington, PA, and now writes for NYC nonprofits that combats injustice by empowering those it harms. Her website is www.anastasiahigginbotham.com.
"Remarkable. . . . If I were independently wealthy, I'd buy a small plane, fly across the country, and drop off copies of this book to every elementary-school health and sex educator out there." --Julie Danielson, Kirkus
"A refreshing, positive response to a child's questions about sex. . . . Above all, the author emphasizes that people have the right to make their own choices about sex, now and always." --School Library Journal "I love that it's Grandma giving advice. Some Native Americans say the very young and the very old understand each other best, because each is closest to the unknown." --Gloria Steinem, author of My Life on the Road "Addresses sexuality with transparency--honoring diversity and opening a crucial door to conversation about an often-neglected topic. As a sexologist, I wish all children could read this amazing book!" --Dr. Mary Jo Podgurski, Founder and President of the Academy for Adolescent Health "Absolutely breathtaking." --Troy Pinkney-Ragsdale, MA; CCLS; Director, Child Life Program, Bank Street College of Education "Thoughtful and age appropriate." --Eli R. Green, PhD; Founder, Transgender Training Institute