Tomboy

by Prince, Liz,

Format: Print Book [2014]
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 9 of 11 copies
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Bridgeville Public Library Teen Graphic Novel TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL PRI
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CLP - East Liberty Teen Graphic Non-Fiction PN6727.P757 Z46 2014x
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Non-Fiction PN6727.P757 Z46 2014x
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Teen Graphic Non-Ficion PN6727.P757 Z46 2014x
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Young Adult Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC PRINCE
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-NF 817 PRINCE Liz
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Northland Public Library Teen Graphic Novels YA GRAPHIC NOVEL PRINCE
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South Fayette Township Library Young Adult REPAIR
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Summary

Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, but she wasn't exactly one of the guys either (as she learned when her little league baseball coach exiled her to the distant outfield). She was somewhere in between. But with the forces of middle school, high school, parents, friendship, and romance pulling her this way and that, the middle wasn't an easy place to be. Tomboy follows award-winning author and artist Liz Prince through her early years and explores--with humor, honesty, and poignancy--what it means to "be a girl."From staunchly refuting "girliness" to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, Tomboy offers a sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking account of self-discovery in modern America.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Is there any grade-school struggle more defining than the desire to fit in? In her first full-length graphic novel, award-winning comics artist Prince tells the story of her lifelong battle with gender stereotypes through the lens of her tomboy childhood, marked by a preference for male role models, slouchy oversize clothes, and some serious bullying. As a kid, Prince chafed at femininity Given the chance, I'd much rather wield a sword than wear a tiara but her offbeat choices made it hard for her to find friends or a boyfriend. She starts to believe that her disinterest in being girly is what makes her unlikable, and soon she feels embarrassed by being a girl altogether. Luckily, she eventually finds a group of people who appreciate her differences and don't expect her to act a particular way just because she is a girl. Prince's tongue-in-cheek black-and-white line drawings, in a charming style reminiscent of Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical comics, pack a punch in this empowering memoir that should have ample appeal for any kid who feels like an outsider.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Comics creator Prince (Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?) makes her YA debut with a candid graphic memoir about growing up resisting all forms of girliness. Early on, Liz's family supports her wardrobe choices (blazers and baseball caps) and her interest in Little League; her schoolmates are merely puzzled. When she arrives at middle school, though, the pressure starts to build. Girlfriends whose sexuality is beginning to develop leave her behind or use her as a prop, and boys bully her relentlessly: "Loser dykes spotted in the wild!" Liz resists becoming a sexual being, and Prince's artwork resists sexuality, too; the cast is a series of endearing, childlike figures (even when they're smoking). A running visual expresses Liz's attempts to negotiate predetermined gender roles by marking out a figure that resists the standard bathroom-door symbols for "male" and "female." Prince's most important revelation-that in dressing like a boy, "I subscribed to the idea that there was only one form of femininity and that it was inferior to being a man"-gives readers space to question their own acquiescence to gender stereotypes. Ages 14-up. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Prince, Liz -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sex role -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher San Francisco, CA :[2014]
Language English
Description 255 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781936976553
1936976552
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