Tomboy a graphic memoir

by Prince, Liz.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2016 2016
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Summary
Growing up, Liz Prince wasn't a girly girl, dressing in pink tutus or playing Pretty Pretty Princess like the other girls in her neighborhood. But she wasn't exactly one of the guys either, as she quickly learned when her Little League baseball coach exiled her to the outfield instead of letting her take the pitcher's mound. Liz was somewhere in the middle, and Tomboy is the story of her struggle to find the place where she belonged. Tomboy is a graphic novel about refusing gender boundaries, yet unwittingly embracing gender stereotypes at the same time, and realizing later in life that you can be just as much of a girl in jeans and a T-shirt as you can in a pink tutu. Tomboy explores Liz's ever-evolving struggles and wishes regarding what it means to be a girl.
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"
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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
Prince, Liz Childhood and youth Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists United States Biography
Cartoonists United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Sex role
Sex role Comic books, strips, etc
Gender identity
Gender identity Comic books, strips, etc
Tomboys
Biography & Autobiography
Young Adult Nonfiction
Audiobooks.
Publisher Chicago :Dreamscape Media, LLC2016
2016
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Various Readers.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781520031408
9781520031408
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