#MeToo and You
Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More
The #MeToo movement has changed the way many people view the world, but how well do tweens understand it? Middle-grade readers are ready to learn about consent, harassment, and abuse, as well as healthy boundaries in all their relationships.
#MeToo and You includes essential terminology, from consent to assault, from just plain yes to just plain no. Author Halley Bondy explores the nuances of emotions, comfort, and discomfort in sexually charged and emotionally abusive situations. Detailed scenarios, both real and hypothetical, provide valuable examples of what’s acceptable and what is not, along with tools to help everyone treat others appropriately and to stand up for themselves and their peers.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Genre||Social Studies, Young Adult|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: #MeToo, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, SEL: E Responsible Decision-Making, Social Emotional Learning|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Zest Books ™|
|Number of Pages||200|
Author: Halley Bondy
Halley Bondy is a professional freelance writer, journalist, editor, producer, and mom based in Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in NBC News, The Balance, Contently, Digital Trends, Bustle, Romper, The Outline, MTV, and more. She has written six books for Zest, including #MeToo and You: Everything You Need to Know about Consent, Boundaries, and More and Speak Up: A Guide to Having a Say and Speaking Your Mind.
Illustrator: Timothy Corbett
Timothy Corbett is an artist, designer, and manufacturing specialist. His work includes delicate ink and gouache drawings, a line of fine hand tools for woodworkers, and large-scale collaborative sculptures and installations. These have appeared in galleries and performances throughout New York, and in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where he maintains a personal studio. Tim is a proud alum of the School of Art at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and the A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Halley, and his daughter, Robin.
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#MeToo and You
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“Chapters work together to offer tips on asking for help, being an ally, and taking action against sexual abuse. . . . Bondy presents real and fictional stories that expand concepts, and she makes sure to include LGBTQ+ victims in her discussions.”—Booklist
“A recommended resource to jump-start difficult conversations.”—School Library Journal
“Real talk about sexual abuse and harassment that neither sugarcoats nor catastrophizes.”—Kirkus Reviews