Jumping Out of Boxes: Celebrating Gender Creativity in Children’s Books

September 21, 2013 2:00pm

Saturday, September, 21 at 2pm
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join Cory Silverberg, sex educator and author of What Makes a Baby and Melanie Hope Greenberg author of Mermaids on Parade, for a celebration of gender diversity in children’s books. There will be stories for kids, a discussion for adults, and coloring and snacks for every one!SilverbergCoverImage

What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It is a 21st century children’s picture book about where babies come from that reflects the reality of our modern time by being inclusive of all kinds of kids, adults, and families, however they came to be.
Raised by a children’s librarian and a sex therapist, Cory Silverberg grew up to be a sexuality educator and writer. He received his Masters of Education from the University of Toronto, and was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative. Cory teaches across North America on topics including sexual communication, sexuality and disability, technology, access, and inclusion. Cory is the Sexuality Guide for and the co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability with Miriam Kaufman and Fran Odette.

What Makes a Baby is the first book in a series of kid’s books Cory is writing for Seven Stories Press about sexuality, sexual health, and gender.

In The Mermaid Parade, dressing up as a mermaid is even more fun when you get to be part of the Mermaid Parade! Every year at the beginning of summer, mermaids and Neptunes and creatures of the sea flock to Coney Island to dance and twirl and march in the annual Mermaid Parade!

A highlight of the year, one little mermaid can’t wait to put her costume on and join her parents as they take in the sights, sounds and smells of the fun-filled pageant. This year she is “Little Mermaid Coming Out of Her Shell.”

This is an official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event. For more info, visit their website.

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