Tomboy book club kit

by Prince, Liz,

Format: Other Kits 2017
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Summary

A memoir about friendship, gender, bullies, growth, punk rock, and the power of the perfect outfit . . .

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.

"Liz Prince may have been an uncertain, confused kid, but she's a confident and sincerely expressive cartoonist. Tomboy is a funny and relatable look at what every child has to deal with at some point -- figuring out who you really are inside, when everyone else only sees what they think you should be on the outside."--Jeffrey Brown, author of Clumsy, Jedi Academy, and Darth Vader and Son

"Liz Prince portrays the awkwardness and humiliation of childhood with wonderful (not to mention painful) accuracy. Any kid that picks up this book is going to be privy to secrets most of us don't learn until it's too late, and any adult who reads it will be reminded of an essential truth: that it's okay to be exactly who we want to be, no matter how weird everyone else thinks we are. Tomboy isn't a self help book, but it should be."--Julia Wertz, author of Drinking at the Movies and The Infinite Wait

"It's hard to imagine anyone failing to be charmed by this entertaining, clever, and genuinely funny memoir of growing up with gender identity confusion. Even this pretty unconfused regular old dude found plenty to identify with in Liz Prince's story of adolescent bafflement, exploration, and discovery -- delivered, like all the best such stories, with a light touch, wry wit, understated irony, and not one iota of preachiness. Meaning: I'm a fan. Go Liz!"--Frank Portman, author of King Dork

"Liz Prince tells gender norms to eat dirt. A delightful, thoughtful, and compulsively readable memoir. And an important one."--Ariel Schrag, author of Adam and Potential

Contents
10 books
2 unabridged audiobooks (2 audio discs each) (1 hr., 59 min.).

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.
Book clubs (Discussion groups)
Group reading.
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Audiobooks.
Publisher 2017
Other Titles Nontraditional items, Book club kits.
Book club kit.
Contributors Yuen, Erin, narrator.
Morales, Christina, narrator.
Hemenway, Brent, narrator.
Eckel, Clara, narrator.
Cottle, Elizabeth, narrator.
Cross, Pete (Actor), narrator.
Mondelli, Nicholas, narrator.
Malone, Devan, narrator.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, issuing body.
Participants/Performers Audiobook read by ensemble cast: Erin Yuen, Christina Morales, Brent Hemenway, Clara Eckel, Elizabeth Cottle, Pete Cross, Nicholas Mondelli, and Devan Malone.
Language English
Notes Title supplied by cataloger.
Description 1 kit (various pieces) ; in container 19 x 30 x 51 cm
ISBN 9781936976553
1936976552
9781520031385
1520031386
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