Tomboy

A Graphic Memoir

A memoir told anecdotally,"Tomboy" follows Liz Prince through her early childhood into adulthood.

By Liz Prince Read by Ensemble Cast , Erin Yuen , Christina Morales Hemenway , Elizabeth Cottle , Pete Cross and Nick Mondelli Biographies & Memoirs / Women's Interest / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 1h 59m Sell Sheet Also available on
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6 Audio CDs Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016 39.99 29.99 9781520031385 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs Tue Jul 19 00:00:00 UTC 2016 29.99 19.99 9781520031422 Add to Cart
Description
							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."
Reviews

2015 ALA Rainbow Book; 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards Top Ten Finalist; 2014 Kirkus Reviews' Best Books - Awards

"...a magnificently evocative graphic memoir. ...Simple, line-based art provides a perfect complement to her keen narration, giving this an indie, intimate feel and leaving readers feeling like they really know her. Liz’s story, captured with wry humor and a deft, visceral eye, is a must-read for fans who fell for Raina Telgemeier’s work in middle school. Spectacular; a book to make anyone think seriously about society’s preordained gender roles.” - Starred Kirkus Review

“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.” - Booklist

"The triumph of her story, and of Liz herself, is that she was always strong enough to be who she was even when it might have been easier to just play a part. It’s an enjoyable and even comforting read as you find yourself rooting for Liz to find the acceptance you know a smart, funny, confident person like her will eventually find. ….A lot of younger readers could benefit from reading the book’s lessons about self acceptance and what it means to be a girl." - Mental Floss

*Young Adult Lit-Pick* "The heroine of this charming, gently subversive graphic memoir loves Little League and hates dresses, so what does she grow up to be? Gloriously herself." - People Magazine

"This graphic novel memoir makes a successful transition to audio because of its talented ensemble cast...Excellent timing and a sense of connection among cast members...Both the duress and the triumph of standing up to prejudice and cultural mores are illuminated as Prince attempts to understand herself and the world at the same time. The narrator links all the scenes with an expansive range of humor, hurt, and revelatory statements." - AudioFile