Connor Kissed Me

By Zehava
Illustrated by Sarah K. Turner

Hardcover: $20.95


In this empowering picture book, Miriam navigates her confusion about an unprovoked kiss—finding her voice and using it to assert her personal boundaries.

Miriam is so surprised when her friend Connor kisses her that she doesn't know how to react. Not sure what to do, she turns to the people around her--her best friend, the recess monitor, her teacher--but everyone has a different reaction and advice for Miriam. It's not until she gets home and talks with her mom that Miriam stops to ask herself how she feels about Connor's kiss.

With simple text and expressive illustrations, Connor Kissed Me introduces young readers to consent and bodily autonomy in plain terms: always ask someone if it's okay to kiss or hug, and listen if they say no!

Click here to listen to the Meet-the-Author Recording on TeachingBooks!

Read Zehava's essay "Teaching about Consent for the Youngest Children" on TeachingBooks' For Teachers, By Teachers Blog.

Watch the Connor Kissed Me book trailer, created by illustrator Sarah K. Turner!

About the Creators

Thumb_zehava-by_andrea_wahba Zehava - Author

Zehava is an author as well as a former editor and bookseller. She and her family make their home in Montreal, Quebec where she is the head librarian at a school. Connor Kissed Me is her debut picture book. Photo credit: Andrea Wahba.

Thumb_sarah_k._turner_photo_credit_to_herself Sarah K. Turner

Sarah K. Turner is a picture book and graphic novel artist. Her biggest goals are to spread love, acceptance, and positivity through her work. You can see more of her art at