The bold world : a memoir of family and transformation
—Patterson, Jodie, 1970- author.
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2019
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"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.

Item Details
Subjects:
African American families.
African American mothers -- Biography.
African American transgender people.
Parents of transgender children -- United States -- Biography.
Patterson, Jodie, 1970-
Transgender children.
Genre:
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
ISBN:
9780399179013
0399179011
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
xxii, 328 pages ; 22 cm
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
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.
LCCN:
2018039475
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