Graphic Novelist LIZ PRINCE will be speaking at the Cambridge Public Library on Thursday, 20 November 2014 (so not this Thursday, but the next), 7-8pm in the Teen Room at the Main Library (449 Broadway). Per their website, “Ignatz Award-winning author Liz Prince discusses her new graphic novel TOMBOY, a memoir about friendship, gender, bullies, punk rock, and the power of the perfect outfit.”
Read more about TOMBOY by Liz Prince after the break.
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 exactly 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.
- Ages 14+
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Zest Books; Original edition (September, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-13: 978-1-936976-55-3