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Title The bold world : a memoir of family and transformation / Jodie Patterson.
Author Patterson, Jodie, 1970- author.
Publication New York, NY : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 328 pages) : black and white illustrations.
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Call # eBOOK
Summary "Jodie Patterson is the mother of five children, including her ten-year-old transgender son Penelope, the catalyst for the author's reexamination of identity within her own dynamic household--and the wider world. This inspiring and highly personal debut memoir goes on to examine Jodie's extended families' African American experiences with racism and civil rights, and her own coming of age in New York City in the 1970s and 80s, and later on as a wife, mother, and activist. With a novelist's sense of artful structure and pacing, Jodie turns her lens on a range of subjects--from the women who raised her and provided strength and comfort, all the while going against cultural norms and gender expectations, to her own children, who acted as a vehicle for Jodie's own growth and ultimately her acceptance of her very diverse family. The result is an exquisite study in transformation, identity, courage, and love"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Roots -- The women -- Serious daring -- She -- Santa Claus is a black man -- Resurrection -- As it were -- Faith is karma. Karma is faith -- Penelope -- Tunnel vision -- The room -- 10,000 hours -- Shifting -- What breaks -- I, woman (The South, revisited) -- This body. This boy. This magic -- The highest vibration -- The widest sense of we -- The lab -- Passing -- A boy named Penelope -- The loss and the gain -- This spot.
Note Print version record.
Subject Patterson, Jodie, 1970-
Parents of transgender children -- United States -- Biography.
African American mothers -- Biography.
Transgender children.
African American transgender people.
African American families.
African American families. (OCoLC)fst00799152
African American mothers. (OCoLC)fst00799267
African American transgender people. (OCoLC)fst01896303
Parents of transgender children. (OCoLC)fst01938447
Transgender children. (OCoLC)fst01745628
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Autobiographies.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Nonfiction.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Patterson, Jodie, 1970- Bold world. First edition. New York, NY : Ballantine Books, [2019] 9780399179013 (DLC) 2018039475 (OCoLC)1035463001
ISBN 9780399179020 (electronic bk.)
039917902X (electronic bk.)

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