The cover for the summer 2022 issue of Canadian Children's Book News features an illustration by Elise Gravel of a variety of children including a princess riding a dinosaur, a boy pushing a doll in a baby carriage, a girl juggling two sports balls and other children participating in gender non-conforming activities.

Canadian Children’s Book News, Summer 2022

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The theme of the summer 2022 edition of Canadian Children’s Book News is Sex and Bodies, and features articles and books that discuss sex, gender, LGBTQ2+ issues and the importance of acceptance. Montreal author/illustrator Elise Gravel uses her craft to create resources for teachers and parents to teach kids about gender, racism, empathy and many more of life's big issues. Heather Camlot speaks to Elise about her new book, Pink, Blue, and You!, and her passion for helping children makes sense of the world.

Sex educator and author Cory Silverberg has written several books about sex for young readers. In their engaging article, Cory shares what their experience has been writing these books and why it is important for children and teen to have access to these resources.

In 2021, Orca Book Publishers released Growing Up Trans, a book featuring stories, essays, poetry and art created by trans youth. Dr. Lindsay Herriot and Kate Fry, the editors, share the inspiration for the collection.

In her enlightening article, book expert Rachel Seigel looks at how love, sex and relationships are portrayed in Canadian young adult books. Our Bookmark column features books relating to sex and bodies. Our Keep Your Eye On column introduces you to Paul Coccia, author of Cub and On the Line. And, as always, we have reviews of over 40 new Canadian books for you to enjoy!