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Tomboy survival guide

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  • Author: Coyote, Ivan E.

    Ivan Coyote is a celebrated storyteller and the author of ten previous books, including "Gender Failure" (with Rae Spoon) and "One in Every Crowd," a collection for LGBT youth. "Tomboy Survival Guide" is a funny and moving memoir told in stories, in which Ivan recounts the pleasures and difficulties of growing up a tomboy in Canada's Yukon, and how they learned to embrace their tomboy past while carving out a space for those of us who don't fit neatly into boxes or identities or labels. Ivan writes movingly about many firsts: the first time they were mistaken for a boy; the first time they purposely discarded their bikini top so they could join the boys at the local swimming pool; and the first time they were chastised for using the women's washroom.

    Original Publisher: Vancouver, Arsenal Pulp Press
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: Canada Reads 2018