Books to Help Kids and Tweens Understand the Importance of Consent
We've seen social and institutional changes related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, and consent gain traction in popular culture, across various industries, and on high school and college campuses. But kids and tweens also deserve access to age-appropriate information about important topics like body autonomy, boundaries, and consent. More and more books are being written specifically for kids and tweens that can support educators and caregivers in having these critical conversations. The picture books, practical guides, and middle-grade novels on this list were selected to engage and educate. They'll help kids learn to protect themselves as they grow up, seek help when needed, and inspire them to be a part of creating a safer world for everyone. For more great books to help kids grow up strong, see our lists Growing Up Queer: Thoughtful Books About LGBTQ+ Youth and Shafia Zaloom's Picks: Sex Ed Books for Kids. And for books about consent for older teens, check out Books to Help Teens Understand the Importance of Consent.