Author Reading: SISSY by Jacob Tobia (paperback tour!)

Please join us for a reading and book signing with Jacob Tobia in celebration of the paperback release of Sissy: A Coming of Gender Story.

Register for this free event HERE. Registration through Eventbrite is required for this event. Please note, registration will get you into the event, but does not guarantee a seat.

As a young child in North Carolina, Jacob Tobia wasn't the wrong gender, they just had too much of the stuff. Barbies? Yes. Playing with bugs? Absolutely. Getting muddy? Please. Princess dresses? You betcha. Jacob wanted it all, but because they were "a boy," they were told they could only have the masculine half. Acting feminine labelled them "a sissy" and brought social isolation. It took Jacob years to discover that being "a sissy" isn't something to be ashamed of. It's a source of pride. Following Jacob through bullying and beauty contests, from Duke University to the United Nations to the podiums of the Methodist church--not to mention the parlors of the White House--this unforgettable, bestselling memoir (now in paperback) contains multitudes.

Jacob Tobia (pronouns: they/them) is a gender nonconforming writer, producer, and performer based in Los Angeles. A member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the OUT 100, Jacob made television history voicing the nonbinary character of Double Trouble in Netflix's She-Ra and The Princess of Power. Their writing and advocacy have been featured by the New York Times, Good Morning America, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, among others. Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, Jacob has worn high heels in the White House twice. Sissy is their debut memoir.

Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.

Event date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
Sissy: A Coming-of-Gender Story Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780735218840
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - March 3rd, 2020

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