• Personal & social issues: self-awareness & self-esteem (Children's/YA)

      THE RED BOOK FOR GIRLS

      by Cristina Romero & Francis Marín

      The Red Book for Girls was born to acompany and empower girls on their way to maturity but it is also a book for mothers and for all women, because it helps us heal hurts of our childhood. An illustrated book whose words and images seem to whisper to our psyche (emotion - mind - spirit) that it is good for us to listen to and love ourselves. Nature dwells within our bodies, and if we open ourselves up to listen to it, it gives us its power: te power to act always in our own interest, the power to know our changing needs and to follow them. The greatest treasure of feminine nature is its ability to appreciate and value that everything changes (inside and outside of you) and that this is perfect.

    • Children's & YA

      THE GOLDEN BOOK FOR BOYS

      by Cristina Romero & Francis Marín

      Whether you are a little or a grown-up boy, The Golden Book for Boys was written to accompany you and remind you how powerful you are. But it’s also a book for you if you arealready a man, because it will help you heal the hurts you may have deep within yourself. This is an illustrated book whose words and images seem to whisper to our psyche (emotion - mind - spirit) that it does us well to listen to ourselves... And to remind you that you are very powerful in a very different waythan you may have been told before.

    • Children's & YA

      THE PINK BOOK OF LOVE

      Beginning with yourself

      by Cristina Romero, Francis Marín

      The Pink Book of Love, Beginning with Yourself is a tool for conscious parenting. The book helps parents and professionals (psychologists, therapists) who work with children and teenagers to make them aware of what is toxic ralationship, how to prevent sexual abuse, the importance of respect and selfrespect.

    • Personal & social issues: body & health (Children's/YA)

      Akosua and Osman

      by Manu Herbstein

      Akosua Annan is a confident and fiercely intelligent student at a posh school in Cape Coast, Ghana. There she comes under the influence of a charismatic feminist teacher. Osman Said’s background is very different. Upon the death of his parents, a police sergeant and an unschooled market trader, immigrants to Accra from the North, he is adopted by a retired school teacher, Hajia Zainab. After a spell as an apprentice in an auto workshop, he returns to school. There, finding the teaching inadequate, he becomes an avid reader and educates himself. Akosua and Osman are thrown together by chance in the course of a school visit to the slave dungeon at Cape Coast Castle. Their paths cross again as finalists in the national school debating competition where the subject is “The problem of poverty in Ghana is insoluble.” They meet for the third time as students at the University of Ghana and as we leave them, it looks as if their relationship might develop into something permanent. The friendship between Akosua and Osman is one that transcends differences of ethnic origin, class and religion. This story celebrates the diversity of Ghanaian society. “This fascinating novel tells the story of how these two young people from these disparate backgrounds are brought together as if by an unseen hand, in a process that teaches us about our history, our common humanity despite ethnic differences, the need to pursue our ambitions, the strength of human sexuality and the need for self-discipline, and, above all, the power of love.” The Judges, Burt Award for African Literature, 2011. The Burt Award for African Literature recognises excellence in young adult fiction from African countries. It supports the writing and publication of high quality, culturally relevant books and ensures their distribution to schools and libraries to help develop young people’s literacy skills and foster their love of reading. The Burt Award is generously sponsored by the Canadian philanthropist, Bill Burt, and is part of the ongoing literacy programmes of the Ghana Book Trust and of CODE, a Canadian NGO which has been supporting development through education for over 50 years. The Burt Award includes the guaranteed purchase of 3000 copies of the winning books for free distribution to secondary school libraries.

    • Health & Personal Development
      November 2012

      The Cookie Book

      Celebrating the Art, Power and Mystery of Women's Sweetest Spot

      by Maritza Breitenbach

      This international award-winning book offers an intimate guide for women of all ages. It gently weaves through a number of areas such as hygiene, puberby, virginity, the G-spot, masturbation, pregnancy, childbirth and the menopause, while offering amusing snippets from ancient times. The book is written in a conversational and humorous style, and has more than 100 colorful, non-invasive, non-pornographic images and classical art works from the masters. It addresses all the intimate questions women often have, and are too embarrassed to talk about. This valuable book is a beautiful gift to all women and young girls. "Recognising the importance and profundity of the vagin ... philosophical and humorous ... a tome that admirably attempts to unravel and ponder the history, impact and beauty of the vagina." - Oliver Roberts, Sunday Times

    • Psychology of gender
      June 2014

      The Meaning of Sexual Identity in the Twenty-First Century

      by Editor(s): Judith S. Kaufman, David A. Powell

      “Something happened in the 1990s”; a group of people who were perceived as radical and “unmentionable” were transformed into a group of people who deserved human rights, and, if you looked close enough, were “normal,” just like everybody else (John D’Emilio (2002). Had a “post-gay era” (Ghaziani, 2011) begun? And if so, how might this impact on the meaning of sexual identity and a political movement steeped in identity politics? Have the LGBT youth of today been “duped into conformity because they believe the media’s representation of their lives?” (to quote Sarah Shulman). The articles gathered here address, from a wide variety of perspectives, the question of sexual identity for LGBT people in an era when sexual identity is seen by some as obsolescent. In the opening essay, Ritch Savin-Williams asks whether “young people with same-sex desires are basically content with modern culture and don’t desire a critical analysis.” This volume considers this question and others in relation to identity, fluidity, ambisexuality, a reluctance to label sexuality, and the possible irrelevance of sexual orientation in the 21st century. Contributors explore postulations in contexts that include same-sex topics in high school teaching; rural queers; the nature of art installations and same-sex desires; post-AIDS literature; contemporary Russian film and online chat rooms; and the Boy Scouts of America. The essays offer compelling debates about the current state of the discourse about sexual identity in the 21st century.

    • Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's/YA)
      December 2013

      Immigrants and Change

      by Author(s): Roger W. Sherman

      This book argues that a religious worldview or a religious subcultural identity as expressed by the theory of Moral Cosmology is only one of many subcultural identities that the immigrant utilizes in their assimilation to a new host environment. It offers two alternative theories – a multiple subcultural identity formulation and the theory of inter-sectionality – to explain changes in immigrant opinions as they transition from immigrant generation, to 1.5 to 2.0 generation. Relying upon data available through the General Social Survey (waves 2006, 2008, 2010), this study conducted a comparative analysis of the post-1965 immigrant group and their expressed opinions on substantive issues of social and economic concerns in order to capture shifts in immigrant opinion. These opinion shifts are perceived as being driven by a multiplicity of salient subcultural identities implemented by the immigrant as tools to problem-solve in the real world. Findings suggest that immigrant generational stage, gender and respondent’s self-identified religious tradition are more significant in the development of motivation and justification for the immigrant stances on substantive issues than a religious worldview or respondent’s religious orthodoxy. This study was unable to identify a significant linear correlation between religious orthodoxy and expressed opinions on substantive issues of social and economic concerns.

    • Psychology of gender
      June 2014

      The Meaning of Sexual Identity in the Twenty-First Century

      by Editor(s): Judith S. Kaufman, David A. Powell

      “Something happened in the 1990s”; a group of people who were perceived as radical and “unmentionable” were transformed into a group of people who deserved human rights, and, if you looked close enough, were “normal,” just like everybody else (John D’Emilio (2002). Had a “post-gay era” (Ghaziani, 2011) begun? And if so, how might this impact on the meaning of sexual identity and a political movement steeped in identity politics? Have the LGBT youth of today been “duped into conformity because they believe the media’s representation of their lives?” (to quote Sarah Shulman). The articles gathered here address, from a wide variety of perspectives, the question of sexual identity for LGBT people in an era when sexual identity is seen by some as obsolescent. In the opening essay, Ritch Savin-Williams asks whether “young people with same-sex desires are basically content with modern culture and don’t desire a critical analysis.” This volume considers this question and others in relation to identity, fluidity, ambisexuality, a reluctance to label sexuality, and the possible irrelevance of sexual orientation in the 21st century. Contributors explore postulations in contexts that include same-sex topics in high school teaching; rural queers; the nature of art installations and same-sex desires; post-AIDS literature; contemporary Russian film and online chat rooms; and the Boy Scouts of America. The essays offer compelling debates about the current state of the discourse about sexual identity in the 21st century.

    • Personal & social issues: racism & multiculturalism (Children's/YA)
      December 2013

      Immigrants and Change

      by Author(s): Roger W. Sherman

      This book argues that a religious worldview or a religious subcultural identity as expressed by the theory of Moral Cosmology is only one of many subcultural identities that the immigrant utilizes in their assimilation to a new host environment. It offers two alternative theories – a multiple subcultural identity formulation and the theory of inter-sectionality – to explain changes in immigrant opinions as they transition from immigrant generation, to 1.5 to 2.0 generation. Relying upon data available through the General Social Survey (waves 2006, 2008, 2010), this study conducted a comparative analysis of the post-1965 immigrant group and their expressed opinions on substantive issues of social and economic concerns in order to capture shifts in immigrant opinion. These opinion shifts are perceived as being driven by a multiplicity of salient subcultural identities implemented by the immigrant as tools to problem-solve in the real world. Findings suggest that immigrant generational stage, gender and respondent’s self-identified religious tradition are more significant in the development of motivation and justification for the immigrant stances on substantive issues than a religious worldview or respondent’s religious orthodoxy. This study was unable to identify a significant linear correlation between religious orthodoxy and expressed opinions on substantive issues of social and economic concerns.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Gender, Sex, and Sexuality among Contemporary Youth

      Generation Sex

      by Sampson Lee Blair, Patricia Neff Claster

      Researchers, practitioners, and parents have increasingly become concerned about issues related to sex, gender, and sexuality among children and adolescents. With access to the Internet, young people around the globe can readily obtain virtually any and all information they seek concerning sex and sexuality. In many cultures, the clothing and fashions of children, adolescents, and young adults are increasingly merging, leaving little clear distinction between them, and creating what some consider to be the ‘sexualization’ of children’s and adolescents’ clothing. Coinciding with such changes, young people are more openly expressing their own gender identity, often leading to considerable social debate about feminine and masculine identities, and also transgendered identities. This collection provides unique insight into identity formation for contemporary youth and examines the evolving norms concerning sex, gender, and sexuality in the lives of children and adolescents addressing topics including the development of gender identity, sexual behavior among youth, LGBT youth, transgendered youth, parental and peer influences upon the development of gender and gender identity and dating violence.

    • Children's & YA

      THE VIOLET BOOK

      Beyond Pink and Blue

      by Cristina Romero & Francis Marín

      This illustrated book is a simple invitation to diversity. A violet light along the roas of life of all the small and large people who want to be happy in their own way, without hiding from the rigid and painful socio-cultural structures in which we often feel trapped.

    • Children's & YA

      LITRES AND LITRES OF LOVE

      by Cristina Romero, Francis Marín

      A magnificently illustrated book and beautiful and tender story, which helps our children accept their new sibling by remembering them that they are and will always be unique and precious for their loved parents. With the arrival of a little baby, we need to prepare our kids for this huge change in their lives. We need to remember, or remind ourselves, especially our children, how much they are loved and all the affection they have received.And although things seem to be so different, mum and dad will keep forever in their hearts a special place for their precious children.

    • Children's & YA

      THE BIRTH OF EUGENIA

      by Candy Tejera, Cristina Méndez

      Eugenia means "Good Birth". In this original story, Eugenia speaks directly to children about how she was gestated, how she is going to be born at that day and then feed by her mum. The book aims to help children be familiar with essential life stages of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, all this in an entertaining way. It is a perfect educational tool for both teachers and parents, to introduce these issues to toddlers, especially before the arrival of new sibling.

    • Personal & social issues: body & health (Children's/YA)

      I WANT YOUR WARMTH

      by Gloria Lizano

    • Children's & YA

      I'm like this and that's not a problem

      by Fan Grande

      Imagine that you wake up one morning with your biological sex changed. Close your eyes for a moment and think about it. I’M LIKE THIS AND THAT’S NOT A PROBLEM narrates the effort that a trans person has to go through to be. Being trans is not a choice. Not a whim. Trans people do not choose to be born trans, and have the right to have their own identity, because the right to identity is one of the fundamental rights of every human being. A right needed to benefit from other fundamental rights. Being trans is not something that happens to others, it is something that happens to this society and this society needs to embrace diversity as the only possible way out of intolerance, which is the seed of transphobia.

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