Tomboy: a graphic memoir

2014 DEBUT Tomboy: a graphic memoir
Book Author(s) Liz Prince
Publisher Zest Books
Book List Price $15.99
All-Ages Appropriate No
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Liz Prince tells the story of her childhood, tormented by the stranglehold of gender stereotypes, in her first long-form graphic novel.  From the age of four to that tumultuous age of seventeen, she had a hard time fitting into the confines of femininity, and her peers had a hard time accepting her because of it, but her discovery of punk rock and zine culture provided a community in which she belonged and thrived.

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