Sissy : a coming-of-gender story
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New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019].
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x, 319 pages ; 24 cm
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Main Level - Nonfiction
305.3 TOBIA
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English
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9780735218826, 073521882X

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"A heart-wrenching, eye-opening, and giggle-inducing memoir about what it's like to grow up not sure if you're (a) a boy, (b) a girl, (c) something in between, or (d) all of the above"--,Provided by publisher.
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"From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put 'male' on Jacob Tobia's birth certificate, everything went wrong. Alongside 'male' came many other, far less neutral words: words that carried expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like 'masculine' and 'aggressive' and 'cargo shorts' and 'SPORTS!' Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label 'sissy.' In the two decades that followed, 'sissy' joined forces with 'gay,' 'trans,' 'nonbinary,' and 'too-queer-to-function' to become a source of pride and, today, a rallying cry for a much-needed gender revolution. Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world--one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. From Jacob's Methodist upbringing and the hallowed halls of Duke University to the portrait-laden parlors of the White House, Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humor, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into 'men' and 'women.' Sissy guarantees that you'll never think about gender--both other people's and your own--the same way again."--Dust jacket.
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From the moment a doctor in Raleigh, North Carolina, put 'male' on his birth certificate, there were expectations about who Jacob was and who Jacob should be, words like 'masculine' and 'aggressive' and 'sports.' Naturally sensitive, playful, creative, and glitter-obsessed, as a child Jacob was given the label 'sissy' which joined forces with 'gay,' 'trans,' 'nonbinary,' and 'too-queer-to-function.' In calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, he invites us to rethink what we know about gender, and offers a bold blueprint for a healed world-- one free from gender-based trauma and bursting with trans-inclusive feminism. -- adapted from jacket
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Text in English.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tobia, J. (2019). Sissy: a coming-of-gender story. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tobia, Jacob, 1991-. 2019. Sissy: A Coming-of-gender Story. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tobia, Jacob, 1991-, Sissy: A Coming-of-gender Story. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tobia, Jacob. Sissy: A Coming-of-gender Story. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2019. Print.

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