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Tomboy a graphic memoir

by Prince, Liz.

Format: OverDrive Read 2014 2014
Availability: Available from OverDrive 3 of 3 copies
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Summary
Eschewing female stereotypes throughout her early years and failing to gain acceptance on the boys' baseball team, Liz learns to embrace her own views on gender as she comes of age in this anecdotal graphic novel memoir.
Contents
Front Cover
Front Matter
Half Title
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Introduction
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Back Matter
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Back Cover

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 Comic books, strips, etc
Sex role Comic books, strips, etc
Gender identity Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists Cartoons and comics
Sex role Cartoons and comics
Gender identity Cartoons and comics
Graphic novels
Biography & Autobiography
Young Adult Nonfiction
Electronic books.
Graphic novels.
Autobiographical comics.
Publisher Boston :Zest2014
2014
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Audience Young adult.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781936976560
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