Book Launch Party: "Wait! What?" by Heather Corinna & Isabella Rotman

Join us as we welcomes Heather Corinna and Isabella Rotman for the release of their new graphic novel guide, Wait, What? A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up.

From Heather Corinna, founder and director of, and Isabella Rotman, cartoonist and sex educator, comes a graphic novel guide that covers essential topics for preteens and young teens about their changing bodies and feelings.

Join friends Malia, Rico, Max, Sam and Alexis as they talk about all the weird and exciting parts of growing up! This supportive group of friends are guides for some tricky subjects. Using comics, activities and examples, they give encouragement and context for new and confusing feelings and experiences.

A fun and easy-to-read guide from expert sex educators that gives readers a good basis and an age-appropriate start with sex, bodies and relationships education! The perfect complement to any school curriculum.

Isabella Rotman is a cartoonist and illustrator from Maine, living and drawing in Chicago. Her art is usually about the ocean, mermaids, crushing loneliness, people in the woods, or sex. Isabella is the author of two sexual health comics: You're so Sexy When You Aren't Transmitting STIs, and Not On My Watch; The Bystanders' Handbook for the Prevention of Sexual Violence. Both are distributed at a number of college, universities, and organizations. Isabella has been Artist in Residence at Scarleteen since 2013. Isabella was nominated for the Ignatz Award for Outstanding New Talent in 2017.

For over two decades, Heather Corinna, the author of S.E.X.: The All-You-Need-to-Know Sexuality Guide to Get You Through Your Teens and Twenties, has been widely recognized as a leader in the field of sexuality information, education and support for young people. Previously an early childhood educator, Heather founded and directs the international organization Scarleteen (, one of the first sources of comprehensive sexuality and relationships education online, a resource that still stands alone in its tenure, approach, reach, inclusivity and scope. Heather has also been an educator and counselor for the Cedar River Clinics/Feminist Women's Health Center and was a contributing editor for the 2011 edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves. They have been awarded The Champions of Sexual Literacy Award for Grassroots Activism (2007), the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Western Region's Public Service Award (2009), the Our Bodies, Ourselves' Women's Health Heroes Award (2009), the Joan Helmich Educator of the Year award (2012), the Woodhull Foundation's Vicki Award (2013), the Steinem-Waters Award (2015) and the Golden Brick Award (2015). Heather is from -- and now again lives and works in! -- the awesome city of Chicago.
Event date: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Wait, What?: A Comic Book Guide to Relationships, Bodies, and Growing Up Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620106594
Availability: On our shelves recently
Published: Limerence Press - September 3rd, 2019