Let’s Talk About It: The Teen’s Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Being a Human by Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan

Published: 9 March 2021

Genres: Graphic Novel, Teen & Young Adult Nonfiction

Available as: Hardcover, Paperback, E-book

Summary:

Let’s Talk About It’s first chapter clarifies the audience of the text and why the graphic novel or comic book style was selected. In its following sixteen chapters, it tackles different aspects of sexuality, body image, and relationships.

Review

I would recommend this book to young adults and adults who are curious about any of the topics mentioned above. I especially appreciate this text for three reasons. First, there is a section dedicated to further reading suggestions. It can be hard to locate resources beyond what is usually taught in health classes. Second, the comic book style of explanation works well for this topic because the shapes and colors balance being able to convey information without feeling like a formal textbook. Lastly, the exchanges between the characters were usually between friends, siblings or partners rather than a teacher or parent lecturing a young adult. This improved my immersion because it reflects realistically whom I would be having these conversations about these topics with. This text is a well-informed starting point for thinking about and starting to normalize discussion about these difficult topics.

Overall Rating: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

5 – Would recommend to others

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