You Do You

Figuring Out Your Body, Dating, and Sexuality

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Teen sex. STIs. Sexting. Rape. Sexual harassment. #MeToo and #YesAllWomen. Today’s teens launch into their sexual lives facing challenging issues but with little if any formalized learning about sex and human reproduction. Many of them get their sex ed from online porn. Through this authoritative, inclusive, and teen-friendly overview, readers learn the basics about sex, sexuality, human reproduction and development, birth control, gender identity, healthy communication, dating, relationships and break ups, the importance of consent, safety, body positivity and healthy lifestyles, media myths, and more. Advice-column-style Q&As and real-life stories add human drama and authenticity.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 120
Publication Date 2019-11-05
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN024080, YAN051040, YAN050010
Dewey 306.70835
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 950
Features Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Starred Reviews


School Library Journal

“Mirk provides a relevant guide for today’s teens who need help figuring out their anatomy and their relationships.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“An affirming, up-to-date book for teens that encourages smart, informed decision-making about their own bodies.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author: Sarah Mirk

Sarah Mirk is a social justice-focused writer and artist who loves to read, draw comics, make zines, pet dogs, and learn about the world. She began her career as a journalist for the alternative weekly newspapers the Stranger and the Portland Mercury. She then worked as the online editor of national feminism and pop culture nonprofit Bitch Media. She moved on to become a contributing editor at the graphic journalism website The Nib, where she writes and edits nonfiction comics about history, politics, and identity. She is the author of the book Sex from Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules and the sci-fi graphic novel Open Earth. Sarah holds a degree in history, with honors, from Grinnell College. She identifies as queer and cisgender and lives in Portland, Oregon, with her partner. You can follow her work on Twitter or Instagram @sarahmirk. She always welcomes questions and good ideas.