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Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir - Liz Prince
Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
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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... show more
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. A memoir told anecdotally, Tomboy follows author and zine artist Liz Prince through her early childhood into adulthood and explores her ever-evolving struggles and wishes regarding what it means to "be a girl."

From staunchly refuting anything she perceived as being "girly" to the point of misogyny, to discovering through the punk community that your identity is whatever you make of it, regardless of your gender, Tomboy is as much humorous and honest as it is at points uncomfortable and heartbreaking.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781936976553 (1936976552)
Publisher: Zest Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 Tomboy
So, what is a Tomboy? Liz’s dictionary describes it as a noun, a girl of boyish behavior but Liz believes it goes way beyond that. Being a tomboy herself, thirteen-year-old Liz feels it goes beyond clothing, hair, and sports because being a tomboy is a lifestyle that she has chosen on her own. From ...
deborahmarkus7
deborahmarkus7 rated it
5.0 Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
The short review:AWWW, YEAH!!!! WOOHOO! SRSLY! I HAZ A HAPPINESS!Slightly more detail:How do I love thee, Liz Prince? Let me count the ways:Your drawing is deeply appealing – the kind of deceptively casual-looking art that clearly takes a lot of thought.Your writing flows with seemingly effortless e...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir - Liz Prince
There has been rather a lot of attention to the particular problems of transgender children lately: news accounts of parents being supportive and being so violently opposed to their child's identity that suicide becomes the only option.Prince's story is set at the edge of those: as a girl she hated ...
Twirling Book Princess
Twirling Book Princess rated it
5.0
The book that started my Liz Prince addiction! And also the last of the Liz Prince books I needed to review!Wow, this book was wonderful. Unlike all the other Liz Prince books I read this one is a full-size novel and also has one continuing story. That of her being a tomboy. And no people, not just ...
Word to Dreams
Word to Dreams rated it
5.0 Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.Reading this, I could identify with Liz on so many levels. Myself, I was a tomboy. I was the girl hanging with the boys during recess, playing baseball with the...
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