Books, Brain Teasers, and Games

We believe that education plays a critical role in preventing sexual violence. We’ve compiled age-appropriate books for kids, teens, and adults. We’ve also included age-appropriate brain teasers and games for kids, teens, and adults because, sometimes, we need a little fun!

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For Kids

Research shows that the younger kids are when they learn about consent, the more likely they are to understand how consent translates to sexual activity when they are older. Additionally, the more we remind children that no one has a right to touch them without their consent, the more we are able to encourage autonomy and boundary setting. It’s never too early to start teaching the children in your life that they are in control of their own bodies – check out the books below for some age appropriate recommendations.

  1. My Body! What I Say Goes by Jayneen Sanders | Bookshop | Amazon
  2. Can I Give You A Squish? by Emily Neilson | Bookshop | Amazon
  3. I Said No! by Zach and Kimberly King | Amazon
  4. Let’s Talk About Body Boundaries, Consent, and Respect by Jayneen Sanders | Bookshop | Amazon
  5. My Body Belongs to Me: From My Head To My Toes by Dagmar Geisler | Bookshop | Amazon
  6. A Hug by Nicola Manton |Bookshop| Amazon
  7. Amazing You by Gail Saltz |Bookshop| Amazon
  8. Zara’s Big Messy Day by Rebekah Borucki | Amazon
  9. Sex Is A Funny Word by Cory Silverberg | Bookshop | Amazon
  10. My Voice Is My Superpower by Shariea Shoatz | Amazon
  11. Body Safety Zones by Terri Johnson | Bookshop | Amazon
  12. Personal Space Camp by Julia Cook | Bookshop | Amazon
  13. Consent (For Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being In Charge of You by Rachel Brian | Bookshop | Amazon

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  1. Set of Four Dinosaur Puzzle
  2. Set of Four Pets Puzzle
  3. Kanoodle Jr.
  4. Tetris Puzzle
  5. Blink Card Game
  6. Apples to Apples Junior
  7. Rainbow Puzzle Ball
  8. Hedbanz

Other favorites (not pictured):
Throw Throw Burrito
Gravity Maze
Brain Games
Osmo – Genius Starter Kit
Snap Circuits Beginner Electronics Exploration Kit (ages 5-9)
Snap Circuits Jr. SC-100 (ages 8+)

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For Teens

Our teenage years are our most formative. This selection of books has been curated for tweens who are going through puberty and older teens who are exploring their sexuality. We have also included a few fiction and non-fiction books, written for this age range, that discuss abuse and/or sexual violence. It’s important for teens to know that abuse isn’t always at the hands of a stranger.

  1. Real Talk About Sex & Consent by Cheryl Bradshaw | Bookshop | Amazon
  2. Lucky by Alice Sebold | Bookshop | Amazon
  3. It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany | Bookshop | Amazon
  4. Consent: The New Rules of Sex Education by Jennifer Lang | Bookshop | Amazon
  5. The “What’s Happening To My Body” Book For Boys by Lynda Madaras | Amazon
  6. It Doesn’t Have To Be Awkward by Dr. Drew & Paulina Pinsky | Bookshop | Amazon
  7. The “What’s Happening To My Body” Book For Girls by Lynda Madaras | Bookshop | Amazon
  8. Girl In The Woods: A Memoir by Aspen Matis | Bookshop | Amazon
  9. Fraternity by Alexandra Robbins |Bookshop | Amazon
  10. Crazy Love by Leslie Morgan Steiner | Bookshop | Amazon

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  1. Rubiks Race Game
  2. Exploding Kittens
  3. Wooden Hexagon Puzzle
  4. Wooden Brain Puzzle Teaser
  5. Kanoodle: Head to Head
  6. Dogs Puzzle

Other favorites (not pictured):
Not Parent Approved
Beat That
Unsolved Case Files: Murder Mystery Game
Code Names

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For Adults

Our book selection for adults has been carefully curated to include parenting books, healing books and workbooks, and a number of other books in between. Whether you’re buying a book for yourself or a friend who has young children (looking at you, sex positive talks to have with kids!), you’re sure to find something that piques your interest.

  1. Sex Positive Talks To Have With Kids by Melissa Pintor Carnagey LBSW | Amazon
  2. Parenting with PTSD by Joyelle Brandt | Bookshop | Amazon
  3. 30 Days of Sex Talks For Ages 8-11 by Educate and Empower Kids | Amazon
  4. The Gaslighting Recovery Workbook by Amy Marlow-MaCoy LPC | Bookshop | Amazon
  5. Sex, Teens, & Everything In Between by Shafia Zaloom | Bookshop | Amazon
  6. The Right To Innocence: Healing The Trauma Of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Beverly Engel | Bookshop | Amazon
  7. Tribal: College Football And The Secret Heart of America by Diane Roberts | Bookshop | Amazon
  8. Missoula: Rape And The Justice System In A College Town by Jon Karakauer | Bookshop| Amazon
  9. Believe Me by Jessica Valenti and Jaclyn Friedman | Bookshop| Amazon

Other favorites:
>The Complex PTSD Workbook by Arielle Schwartz | Bookshop| Amazon
>Notes on A Silencing Memoir by Lacy Crawford | Bookshop| Amazon
>Know My Name by Chanel Miller | Bookshop| Amazon
>I Have the Right To: A High School Survivor’s Story of Sexual Assault, Justice, and Hope by Chessy Prout | Bookshop | Amazon

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  1. Unstable Unicorns
  2. Sequence
  3. Two-Sided 500-Piece Puzzle
  4. Crosswords, Word-Finds, and Sudoku Brain Teaser Set
  5. Smart Ass
  6. Apples to Apples

Other favorites (not pictured):
>Cards Against Humanity
>What Do You Meme?
>Telestrations
>Wits and Wagers
>Jenga Giant

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