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My Body Belongs to Me

A book about body safety

illustrated by Angela Padrón

Without being taught about body boundaries, a child may be too young to understand when abuse is happening—or that it’s wrong. This straightforward, gentle book offers a tool parents, teachers, and counselors can use to help children feel, be, and stay safe. The rhyming story and simple, friendly illustrations provide a way to sensitively share and discuss the topic, guiding young children to understand that their private parts belong to them alone. The overriding message of My Body Belongs to Me is that if someone touches your private parts, tell your mom, your dad, your teacher, or another safe adult.


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ISBN: 978-1-57542-461-3
Illustrated: color illust.
Audience: Parents, teachers, counselors, caregivers, child advocates, and others working with children ages 3–8
Reading Level: Grade 1
Interest Level: Ages 3–8
Guided Reading Level: J
Lexile Measure: 580L
Trim Size: 8" x 8"
Page Count: 32
Praise for My Body Belongs to Me:
“Well thought-out and clearly communicated . . . A useful resource.”—Booklist

Praise for the self-published book:
“In only 19 sentences, this simple book will empower children while promoting open communication.”–School Library Journal
  • Common Core State Standards


  • ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success

    BS.LS.1, BS.LS.9
    BS.SMS.7, BS.SMS.9, BS.SMS.10
    BS.SS.1, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9

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