Fall 2023


The Quick Guide to Every Uterus

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 - Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Periods. Every person who menstruates has a different relationship with their “Aunt Flow”: some good, and some . . . not-so-good.

This 4-color graphic novel guide embraces all the icky, all the sticky, and all the confusing of our monthly cycle, acknowledging that there’s no cookie cutter way to manage the physical and emotional mayhem. Filled with consumable, bite-sized tips, tricks, and “inside” medical information, this humorous, character-driven guide is the best friend you never knew you needed. And with it’s fully gender-, body-, and sexuality-inclusive content, this is the no-judgement zone. Whether you’re dreading your first period or can’t wait to throw a Period Party, you’ll find all the answers you need right here. Backed by the experts at Mayo Clinic, Period. is the no-nonsense guide kids and caregivers alike can trust to navigate menstruation, period.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Graphic Novels, Science
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Celebrating Differences , Diversity, SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Mayo Clinic Press
Imprint Mayo Clinic Press Kids
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Narrative Nonfiction
BISACS JNF062040, JNF024050, JNF051030
Dewey 612
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 570
Guided Reading Level Y
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Note to adults, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Ruth Redford

Ruth Redford is a freelance editor and author based in the United Kingdom. She loves writing and researching nonfiction projects.


School Library Journal

“This primer on all things period is as delightful as it is informative. Presented in comics format, this accessible and inclusive volume strikes the right balance between snark and earnestness to make it just right for a middle school audience. . . . A nonjudgmental, conversational guide to menstrual cycles that is essential for all collections ­serving middle schoolers.”—starred, School Library Journal