Book Review by Aarene Storms: Tomboy

Sunday, June 10, 2018


Tomboy: a graphic memoir by Liz Prince

Liz was a kid who knew what she liked: boy stuff. Boy clothing, boy toys and games, boy sports, boys as friends. She also knew what she didn't like: girl stuff.

Her road to adulthood was bumpy and full of uncertainty. Was she a lesbian? Transgender? A complete freakazoidal weirdo that nobody would ever like (except her mom, because that's her mom's, like, job)?

Would Liz ever conform to gender norms? And more importantly: would Liz ever want to comform?

This quick-paced graphic memoir is full of angst, but it's also funny. Liz may not be much like other people, but she's got a handle on that now. And her story is worth reading--and sharing.

The events may not have happened; still, the story is true.  --R. Silvern

Aarene Storms, youth services librarian
Richmond Beach and Lake Forest Park Libraries, KCLS



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