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Tomboy : una chica ruda /

by Prince, Liz [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ciudad de México : Alfaguara, 2017.Edition: Primera edición.Description: 255 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 6073148925; 9786073148924.Language note: In Spanish. En español.Uniform titles: Tomboy.Subject(s): Prince, Liz -- Childhood and youth -- Comic books, strips, etc | Prince, Liz -- Childhood and youth | Prince, Liz -- Niñez y juventud -- Caricaturas, tiras cómicas, dibujos animados | Prince, Liz -- Childhood and youth -- Cartoons and comics | Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc | Sex role -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc | Cartoonists. -- Cartoons and comics | Sex role. -- Cartoons and comics | Gender identity. -- Cartoons and comics | Graphic novels | Spanish language materials | Graphic novel | Spanish language materials -- Juvenile literature | Spanish language materials -- Juvenile literature | Spanish language materials | Comic books, strips, etcSummary: 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.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Tomboy. Una chica ruda acompa a a una galardonada artista y autora a trav s de los a os de su infancia y adolescencia, y explora, con humor, honestidad e intensidad, lo que significa "ser una chica". <p>Su autora, Liz Prince, ha sido ilustradora para Adventure Time, Steven Universe y Regular Show . <p>Al crecer, Liz Prince no era una ni a muy femenina que digamos, no se pon a tut s rosas ni jugaba a ser una dulce princesa como las dem s ni as de su vecindario. Pero tampoco era exactamente uno de los chicos. Era m s bien algo en medio. Pero con las presiones de la secundaria, la preparatoria, los pap s, la amistad y el romance empuj ndola hacia todos lados, ese "en medio" no era precisamente un lugar f cil en el cual estar. <p>La cr tica ha opinado: <p>"Divertida y cercana mirada a aquello con lo que cada ni o tiene que lidiar en cierto punto de su desarrollo, descifrando qui n eres verdaderamente por dentro cuando todos los dem s s lo ven lo que creen que deber as ser por fuera." -Jeffrey Brown, autor de Clumsy, Jedi Academy y Darth Vader and Son - <p>"ESPECTACULAR. Un libro que hace pensar seriamente a cualquier persona sobre los roles de g nero predeterminados por la sociedad." - Kirkus Reviews - <p>"Liz Prince retrata la incomodidad y la humillaci n de la infancia y la adolescencia con una precisi n maravillosa (por no decir dolorosa). Todo ni o que tome este libro en sus manos estar al tanto de los secretos que la mayor a de nosotros no aprende sino hasta que es demasiado tarde, y cualquier adulto que lo lea traer a la memoria una verdad esencial: que est muy bien ser exactamente quien queremos ser, no importa cu n raros nos consideren los dem s. Tomboy. Una chica ruda no es un libro de autoayuda pero deber a serlo." -Julia Wertz, autora de Drinking at the Movies y The Infinite Wait - <p>"Liz Prince manda las normas de g nero al diablo. Una encantadora memoria que mueve a la reflexi n y que no puedes dejar de leer, adem s de llevar en s una gran importancia." -Ariel Shrag, autor de Adam y Potential -<br> ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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 throughthe 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."

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.

In Spanish. En español.

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Library Journal Review

Boys in skirts, girls in shirts and ties: we associate such gender nonconformity with same-sex attraction. But young Liz didn't even conform to that assumption. Refusing anything traditionally feminine, dressing like a boy, liking sports and Battle Beasts toys and lizards, she hit puberty by falling in love with guys like her girlier classmates did. Done in simple, clean-line sketchbook-style black-and-white drawings, the memoir follows Liz through a childhood and adolescence of speed bumps: teasing, bullying, ostracism, relationships gone sour, and self-doubt. But maturing with parental acceptance, Liz does find adult and peer supporters and eventually a tribe of friends who accept her on her own terms. Prince (Will You Still Love Me If I Wet the Bed?) skillfully and sometimes humorously uses iconic images to illustrate gender stereotypes, employing Cathy cartoons, Superman images, and bathroom signs showing a skirted figure. She also counsels via an imaginary time machine a girl in a magazine. VERDICT A real slash and burn of gender stereotypes, this title delivers a unique message for both teens and adults about finding your own way despite cultural conventions. Fans of Jeffrey Brown's autobiographical comics will also enjoy it. Occasional F-bombs.-M.C. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

"When you don't look or act like what everyone has been told is the norm, you get proverbially barfed on a lot." In an often funny, sometimes painful, and sharply observed graphic memoir, comics artist and self-described tomboy Prince views her formative years through the lens of gender -- or rather, society's rigid rules for gender conformity. Chronicling the evolution of her thoughts about her own identity -- "Maybe I am a boy..." -- Prince examines deeply ingrained cultural assumptions about the sexes. The narrative takes a satisfying shape, and Prince's honest voice and self-deprecating humor help make young Liz a sympathetic and relatable character. The simply rendered black-and-white panel drawings have an unpretentious quality, in keeping with the narrative tone. Prince's childhood and adolescent trials and tribulations will resonate with readers in general, but it's all compounded by her unwavering gender nonconformity. She's frequently humiliated and even bullied in elementary and middle school, but she comes through the tumult of puberty to find a community of like- and open-minded "misfits" and "dweebs" in high school (including a boyfriend) who share her interests in comics, punk music, and zines. More importantly, she discovers that tomboy and girl don't have to be mutually exclusive. kitty flynn (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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