today at the community center i found a lot of amazing books at the free book bins, most notably, this book for children about aids by nicki de saint phalle, yeah that niki de saint phalle!!!
the book is called “you can’t catch aids by holding hands,” but the french title translates to something like,”aids is easy to protect yourself from.”
my camera is broken, and for some reason i can hardly find any pictures of the illustrations, but basically this book tells you everything you need to know in a very straight forward and stylish way.
it’s written by the artist as a letter to her son about what to do in every possible scenario. it deals with the emotional and physical, and is written with such kindness, humor, and sensitivity. what a rad lady and a rad book!
they should give every kid a copy of this in sex ed. it’s pretty much the best thing i have ever read regarding sexual health.