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  • Cory Silverberg at Word Bookstore Event

    May 1, 2014

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    Thursday, May 1st @ 6 PM
    Co-sponsored by LLF and Riverdale Avenue Books
    Word Bookstore (Greenpoint)
    126 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY 11222

    Cory Silverberg will be reading from What Makes a Baby at Word Bookstore in Brooklyn on May 1st at 6PM.

    Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. 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.

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  • Cory Silverberg Reading at Leslie-Lohman Museum

    April 29, 2014

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    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 @ 6 PM
    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art
    26 Wooster St., New York, NY 10013

    Cory Silverberg will be reading from What Makes a Baby at the Leslie-Lohman Museum on April 29th at 6PM.

    Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. 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.

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  • Cory Silverberg Book Signing at Portland’s Reading Frenzy

    April 5, 2014

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    Reading Frenzy
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    628 N. Mississippi Ave
    Portland, OR 97227

    Cory Silverberg will be at Reading Frenzy in Portland on April 5th to discuss and sign copies of his latest book, What Makes a Baby.

    Silverberg is a Canadian sex educator and writer with a penchant for open, inclusive, and accessible conversations about sex and sexuality. 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.

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  • Celebrating a Year with Cory Silverberg and “What Makes a Baby”

    October 28, 2013

    “This is a story about how babies are made. The first thing you need to know is that you can’t make a baby out of nothing. You have to start with something.”

    And so Cory Silverberg’s colorful and informative picture book on reproduction begins. What Makes a Baby is a book for every kind of family and every kind of kid. It explains how a sperm and an egg come together “in a special dance” to create something special and unique: a child. Whether that child comes from a sperm donor, adoption, or the old fashioned way, Cory’s book helps parents navigate through a tricky conversation and while leaving room for discussion and inclusion of each individual child’s story.

    This week, we are celebrating Triangle Square’s anniversary with Cory and What Makes a Baby, so check back for author interviews and more!

    Want to hear more about the book? Check out the book trailer here: What Makes a Baby.

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  • Celebrate National Coming Out Day 2013 with Seven Stories

    October 11, 2013

    Today is the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day!

    National Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out! NCOD was founded in 1988 and the date of October 11 was chosen because it was the anniversary of the 1987 National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

    Celebrate National Coming Out Day by reading one of our titles that celebrate love and acceptance!Lecesne_TrevorPBK_large

    Trevor: A Novella by James Lecesne (now out in paperback with a foreword by David Levithan) 

    The story that inspired The Trevor Project, the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and questioning youth.

    Trevor is an exuberant, sociable, and witty thirteen year old. So how come, when he takes that nerve-wrecking turn toward his locker at school, does he feel scared and alone? Trevor mixes humor and realism in an urgent look at what it is like to feel alienated from everything around you.

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  • Philadelphia Family Pride Review of “What Makes a Baby”

    October 11, 2013

    With National Coming Out Day having just past and GLAAD Spirit Day just around the corner, we’re happy that the Philadelphia Family Pride website has posted a wonderful review of What Makes a Baby by Cory Silverberg.

    Robin Matthews applauds the book’s ability to explain conception and birth using gender neutral language and leaves room for all experiences, so that all families can talk to their children about how their family came to be!

    And, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love reviews that include quotes like these:

    “This book, I swear to you, has changed my life. Dramatic? A little. But also true.”

    “Our family needed this book. Your family needs this book. In fact, I can’t think of a family that doesn’t need this book. Luckily (and at long last) we can all have it.”

    For more information on the Philadelphia Family Pride organization

    For more information on Cory Silverberg.

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  • What Makes A Baby helps describe the ‘birds and bees’

    September 9, 2013

    The Telegraph, the popular UK based newspaper, ran a story titled, “How to talk about the ‘birds and bees’ with your child in the 21st century,” by Dr. Petra Boynton, detailing available resources to help parents talk to their kids about sex.

    Dr. Boynton goes through a variety of tips to remember before the talk, how to begin the talk, comfortability on different subject matters, concerns, and teachable moments. During which she gives a list of ‘useful resources,’ which list’s first, our favorite resource, What Makes A Baby, by Corey Silverberg.

    Dr. Boynton says, “Your library is often a good source of relationships books for children and teens (plus parenting texts) as are the following websites/ organizations. What Makes A Baby is a great conversation resource for parents with young children.”

    The article’s insightful tips help parent’s feel more at ease when discussing sex with their kids, and resources like What Makes A Baby, adds a fun yet touching and honest portrayal of human life.

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  • Review!

    August 8, 2013

    School Library Journal reviews “What Makes a Baby,” by Cory Silverberg

     

    “This is a solid, occasionally quirky book on an important topic.”–School Library Journal SilverbergCoverImage

     

    “Intending to be “a book for every kind of FAMILY and every kind of KID,” this title has lofty aspirations that are mostly successful. It emphasizes that not everyone goes about having a baby the same way. Silverberg explains that the genetic material in a sperm or egg has stories to tell “about the body [it] came from.” The bold, stylized illustrations show non-gender-specific people in a rainbow of hues, some with internal parts to make a baby and others without. Refreshingly, anatomically correct terminology is used in most cases, although when describing a birth, the author writes, “Some babies are born by coming out through a part of the body that most people call the vagina,” as if that term were debatable. The text also states that many babies are born with other kinds of medical intervention at the hands of midwives and doctors, providing a well-rounded view of modern birth.

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  • Those Birds and Bees Just Ain’t Gonna Fly! Sharing Sex Education Strategies For Trans Youth with Cory Silverberg

    August 3, 2013

    Saturday, August 3
    Gender Odyssey Family Conference
    Seattle, WA

    Cory Silverberg hosts a workshop at the Gender Odyssey Family Conference in Seattle.corysilverberg3

    Talking about sex with kids is challenging for every parent, and parents with trans and gender-independent children have extra complexities to consider. As parents of trans or gender-independent children, the challenge isn’t just getting across the basic information, it’s to communicate the information best suited for their kids with the goal of helping them to think critically about what we learn from our culture, community, and institutions. In this workshop Cory Silverberg will lead discussion about what information exists and what doesn’t, and explore how parents can follow their child’s lead to promote happiness and safety.

    For more information, visit the conference’s event page. 

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  • One Doesn’t Go First: Sex Education and Gender Diversity with Cory Silverberg

    July 13, 2013

    SilverbergCoverImageCory Silverberg hosts a talk at the Gender Spectrum Conference in Berkeley

    Cory is a sexuality educator, author, public speaker, and was a founding member of the Come As You Are Co-operative. He earned his Masters of Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He teaches on topics including sex and disability, sex and technology, and pleasure, inclusion. His first book, What Makes a Baby, was released in May by Seven Stories Press.

    For more information on this event, visit the Gender Spectrum Conference’s website.

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