Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Title

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

Authors

Liz Prince

Illustrator

Liz Prince

Publisher

Zest Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781936976553

Pages

256 pages

Genre

memoir

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

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 an anecdotal graphic novel memoir.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL460L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Gender nonconformity; gender identity; gender roles

Main Character

female child; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

White

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY), 2015, Gold, Juvenile Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2015, Nominee, Young Adult
Amelia Bloomer List, 2015 Young Adult Fiction
Best of the Best Books, 2014 Graphic Novel
Booklist Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2015 Non Fiction
Choices, 2015 Biography And Autobiography
Graphic Novels: Selected Titles for Children and Teens, 2013 Middle School Age and Older
Guide Book to Gift Books, 2016 Books for Older Readers
Heartland Books Recommendation for Life-Long Readers - Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2015 Young Adult
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2014
Rainbow List, 2015 Graphic Novel Non-fiction
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2015 Non Fiction

Keywords

bullying; puberty; dress code; dating; punk community; stereotypes; society's perceptions; Little League

Diversity Impact

direct

Tomboy: A Graphic Memoir

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