What I’m Doing at Kirkus This Week, Plus
What I Did Last Week, Featuring Anastasia Higginbotham

h1 January 27th, 2017 by jules

“We don’t get to keep everyone we love who has ever lived.”
— From
Death Is Stupid


“It’s in your nature to want to know. …”
— From
Tell Me About Sex, Grandma
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This morning over at Kirkus, I’ve got marching and protesting (and children’s books, of course) on the mind. That is here.

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Last week, I wrote here about two books in Anastasia Higginbotham’s Ordinary Terrible Things seriesDeath Is Stupid, released last year, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma, coming to shelves in April of this year. (Both books are from Feminist Press.)

I’m following up with some spreads from each book today.

Until Sunday …


From Death Is Stupid (2016):



“Why can’t she rest HERE with me and still be alive?”
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“Oh, thank you for letting me rest, dear. Now I don’t have to die.”
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From Tell Me About Sex, Grandma (2017):


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“Who says sex is bad?”
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“It’s a thing with bodies. Moving so it feels good. …”
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“The feelings are your sexuality. …”
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DEATH IS STUPID. Copyright © 2016 by Anastasia Higginbotham. TELL ME ABOUT SEX, GRANDMA. Copyright © 2017 by Anastasia Higginbotham. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher, Feminist Press, New York.

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