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The bold world : a memoir of family and transformation / Jodie Patterson.

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  • 12 of 15 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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1 current hold with 15 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carver School Road Branch B Patterson, Jodie (Text) 0112521988426 Adult Biography Available -
Cliffdale Library B PATTERSON (Text) 31781065235572 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters B PATTERSON (Text) 31781065235556 Adult Nonfiction In transit -
Forsyth Central B Patterson, Jodie (Text) 0112521988355 Adult Biography Available -
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library B Pat (Text) 30308101217587 Adult New Biography Checked out 09/12/2019
Goldsboro Library B Patterson (Text) 900000000833179 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch PATTERSON (Text) 33258008537370 Adult Biography Available -
Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library B PATTERSON (Text) 39149007841331 Adult Biography Available -
Lee County Main Library BIO PATTERSON (Text) 33262003259936 Adult Biography Available -
Lenoir Library B PATTERSON Jodie Pa (Text) 50669012514536 Adult Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9780399179013
  • Physical Description: xxii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, an imprint of Random House, [2019].

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Ten thousand 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.
Summary, etc.: "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"--
Subject: Patterson, Jodie 1970-
Parents of transgender children United States Biography
African American mothers Biography
Transgender children
African American transgender people
African American families
Genre: Autobiographies.

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