Well Illustrated: The First Sex Talk Tell Me About Sex, Grandma adapted for The New York Times

Often, a young child asking about sex does not want or need to know about the mechanics.

Sex Gets Real Podcast

This is the kind of stuff that overturns patriarchy and helps young people realize that they actually hold a tremendous amount of wisdom and power.

Fully Booked Podcast

We ask children’s book writer Anastasia Higginbotham why she titles her latest book TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA.

Tell Me About Sex, Grandma – Kirkus Reviews Interviewed by Megan Labrise

“When my grandmother watched me after school, I had to learn about sex the old-fashioned way: from Golden Girls reruns.”

Not a ‘where babies come from’ book, but just as important by Janah Boccio

Anastasia Higginbotham answers some questions about her process and her goals with this book

Gimme Some Truth by Julie Danielson

“If I were independently wealthy, I’d buy a small plane, fly across the country, and drop off copies of this book to every elementary-school health and sex educator out there. “

Tell Me About Sex, Grandma – Review in Kirkus

“Higginbotham follows titles on death and divorce with a refreshingly different take on a child’s sex question.”

NYPL 2016 Award Winners

Death Is Stupid, selected as one of the Best Books For Kids 2016 by the New York Public Library

Children’s book roundup: Kwame Alexander’s ‘Booked,’ more  by Nara Schoenberg for The Chicago Tribune

“I laughed out loud when I saw the title “Death Is Stupid” — what a perfect antidote to all those gentle and fanciful introductions to the toughest and least whimsical of topics.”

Death Is Stupid – Review in Publishers Weekly

“It’s that exact mix of true-to-life humor and unflinching honesty that makes Higginbotham’s book work so well…”

Conversations with Creative Women Podcast with Sandi Klein

Meet and get to know Anastasia Higginbotham, writer, illustrator and creator of the children’s book series, “Ordinary Terrible Things.”

Radical Empathy: DEATH IS STUPID, an Interview with Anastasia Higginbotham with MUTHA Magazine

“What the child needs is the room to have a reaction. Kids don’t want us to solve their problems. I think that they want us to recognize and acknowledge that they have real problems. A real inner life. One that is rich and real and complicated.”

“Death is Stupid” – a reading at Fargo’s independent bookstore!

“Death is Stupid fills a children’s book void that I thought I truly wondered how to fill.”

Death Is Stupid, and Other Lessons Children Teach Us About the Inevitable End by Courtney E. Martin

“It’s a beautiful assemblage of a book — as if Romare Bearden himself rose from the dead and created a sequel to Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”

Death is Stupid Talks Straight To Kids About A Topic Most Grown-Ups Struggle With

“…readers are given the space to explore the well-intentioned answers and advice that grown-ups pat into the palms and shoulders of the kids they love, and the ways in which those hugs and kisses can land like blows.”

Divorce Is the Worst – Review in Publishers Weekly

“… it’s Higginbotham’s directness and refusal to talk down to her audience that will make this book such an asset to families negotiating divorce.”

Book on Divorce Launches Series for Feminist Press  by Sally Lodge

“This book is about tending to and mending broken places so that real healing can happen.”

Writing Is My Drink blog review of Divorce Is the Worst  by Theo Pauline Nestor

Divorce Is the Worst is the book I want to turn back time and read with my five year old on my lap.”

5 Things Kids Wish Adults Knew About Divorce  by Sarah Humphreys Collins

“Kids know you’re hurting, so don’t try to hide it.”

A kid-friendly view of divorce by Lynn Green

“An excellent resource for children and parents, as well as therapists and educators, Divorce Is the Worst ends on an uplifting note with tips on how kids can use collage to make books and tell their own stories.”