23andMe Children’s Books

You Share Genes with Me

Level: K – 2nd grade

Our DNA connects us all, big and small! You Share Genes with Me offers the very youngest readers a playful introduction to genetics. Through simple rhyme and whimsical illustrations, children and older readers alike will discover what they share in common with a monkey, a fish, a fruit fly, even each other.

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The One and Only Me

Level: 3rd grade – 5th grade

Have you ever wondered what makes you, You? Join Poppy on her journey into the fascinating world of her genetics. Learn how Poppy’s genes created her red hair and blue eyes — and trace these traits through her family tree. Discover, with Poppy, how your genes and the world around you can shape who you are.

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