.Online LGBTQ Book Club
Sissy by Jacob Tobia
Tuesday November 17 | 7 PM
Join us for our newest book group at Portsmouth Public Library! LGBTQ Book Club is for those who identify as LGBTQ or simply want to learn more about LGBTQ stories, narratives and experiences. All are welcome. Copies of each title will be available for library cardholders to place on hold for curbside pickup.
Copies of this title will be available for checkout with a library card. Place a hold online or by calling us at 766-1740, and schedule a time for curbside pickup.
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.
No registration required.
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