Let's talk periods

The books in Let’s Talk Periods are a mix of fiction, essay anthologies and non-fiction titles that explore the emotional, practical, cultural and scientific ins and outs of periods. Most of these titles look at the topic specifically from the experience of cisgender girls but a few titles including Welcome to Your Period: Your easy, no-dumb-questions guide to handling it like a boss and Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth do explore the topic in a broader, more inclusive way to support all young people who have periods.  There are also many great online resources for trans, nonbinary and gnc young people (and their parents!)  who want to know more about what to expect when they get their period. The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods is another inclusive title that covers the topic with a specific focus on the emotional, sensory and practical challenges that might impact young neurodivergent people.  



Go with the Flow
The Line Tender
The Only Black Girls in Town
The Autism-Friendly Guide to Periods
Helloflo: The Guide, Period.: The Everything Puberty Book for the Modern Girl
Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen's Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body
Celebrate Your Body 2: The Ultimate Puberty Book for Preteen and Teen Girls
Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!): The Ultimate Puberty Book for Girls
Period: Twelve Voices Tell the Bloody Truth
Revenge of the Red Club
Welcome To Your Period
Period. End of Sentence.: A New Chapter in the Fight for Menstrual Justice
The Hormone Diaries: The Bloody Truth About Our Periods
Reaching for the Moon

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Resources for talking about periods


How do I talk about periods with my non-binary kid? Let's talk periods

Gender dysphoria and your cycle 

Seven gender-neutral period products you should know about 

Transgender period products - what trans and non-binary menstruators should know about periods 

In 2018, let’s stop pretending cis women are the only ones having periods. Seriously. 

Trans and bleeding, period 

How to support transgender people during their periods  

Managing your periods when you have autism 

Periods help for those who are autistic or have sensory processing disorder

Autistic girls: preparing for periods