^Freeman, Elizabeth (2002). The Wedding Complex: Forms of Belonging in Modern American Culture. Durham: Duke University Press. p. 45. ISBN0822329891.
^Purves, Libby "Today's tomboys not getting on so famously," Times Educational Supplement 4753 (9/7/2007): 27. Abstract: "The author, a British novelist and broadcaster, comments on social pressures on girls in 21st-century Great Britain. She begins with a reference to a planned play in which author Enid Blyton's Famous Five characters are shown as adults, and she wonders how tomboy George will be portrayed. She states that modern girls are expected to be so many things, including sporty, brave, and beautiful and wonders if idleness and indifference are the few remaining forms of rebellion".
^David Rudd, Children's Literature in Education 26.3 (Sep95): 185. Abstract: "Examines the sexism issue in the Famous Five series of children's books by Enid Blyton. Critics' comments on the series; Focus on the tomboy character named George; Characterizations; Gender struggles in the book".
^ abLindenfeld, Laura (2005). "Women Who Eat Too Much: Femininity and Food in Fried Green Tomatoes". In Avakian, Arlene Voski; Haber, Barbara. From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies: Critical Perspectives on Women and Food. Boston: University of Massachusetts Press. pp. 221–245. ISBN1-55849-512-6.
^Ashford, Richard K. "TOMBOYS & SAINTS: Girls' Stories of the Late Nineteenth Century," School Library Journal 26.5 (Jan80): 23. Abstract: "Focuses on literature about American girls in middle 19th century. Social conditions during the middle 19th century; Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott; Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World; Ann Douglas's The Feminization of American Culture."
^Darnall, Beverly (2006). Laura's List: The First Lady's List of 57 Great Books For Families and Children. New York: Penguin. ISBN1585425036. Leslie Burke, a girl and a newcomer, puts an end to that dream, but Jess can't help but like the feisty tomboy and they become great friends.
^Hellfire Hotchkiss, Mark Twain in Satires and Burlesques, University of California, 1967. The character's creator explicitly refers to her as a "tomboy," and this is echoed by the volume's editor. "Hellfire" Hotchkiss was introduced as a female counterpart to Oscar "Thug" Carpenter, whose gentleness makes him seem feminine by the standards of that time and place. Hellfire herself describes their difficulties in life as being due to their "misplaced sexes" (Everett H. Emerson, Mark Twain: A Literary Life, pp. 231-232). See also Linda A. Morris, "The Eloquent Silence in Hellfire Hotchkiss", in The Mark Twain Annual 3 (2005), pp. 43–51.
^Holden, Stephen (October 14, 1994). "Little Giants". The New York Times. Archived from the original on July 12, 2012. "The film follows the struggle between the Little Giants and the Cowboys to determine which will represent Urbania, Ohio, a fictional town, in the peewee football league. The Little Giants, who are largely made up of Cowboys' rejects, are the brainchild of Becky O'Shea (Shawna Waldron), an 11-year-old tomboy who was rejected by the Cowboys simply for being a girl."
^Spigel, Lynn; Curtin, Michael (1996). The Revolution Wasn't Televised: Sixsties Televiosion and Social Conflict. London: Routledge. p. 105. ISBN0415911222. Tomboy Billie is a talented runner, the star of her high school's otherwise all-male track team.
^ abAbate, Michelle Ann (2008). Tomboys: a literary and cultural history. Temple University Press. p. 147. Receiving both critical acclaim and box office success, these movies featured some of the most popular and well-respected actresses in the tomboy role. Screen icon Doris Day plays baseball-playing Marjorie Winfield in On Moonlight Bay (1951) and the rootin'-tootin' title character in Calamity Jane (1953).
^"Princess Protection Program". Disney Channel. "Carter Mason, is your average teen girl (and a bit of a tomboy) who lives in the small lakeside Louisiana town of Lake Monroe."
^Shary, Timothy. The Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 44, Issue 3, June 2011. "Buying Me Love: 1980s Class-Clash Teen Romances", pp. 563–582. Accessed 26 November 2011. "...hangs out with his long-admiring tomboy friend Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson)..."
^"Recess: The Spinelli Story". Movie TV Episode database. Archived from the original on 8 February 2009. Retrieved 6 December 2009. "Spinelli's a real little toughie, a tomboy with a heart who's fiercely loyal to her friends."
^Hains, Rebecca C. (2008). "Powerpuff Girls, The". In Mitchell, Claudia. Girl Culture an Encyclopedia. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 480. ISBN0-313-08444-0. "Buttercup, the brunette, is a rough-and-tumble tomboy."
^"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-20. Retrieved 2013-08-12. "Establishing Darlene as a tomboy provides Roseanne a way to talkback to gender performance expectations through the voice of a child without alienating audience members who would be uninterested in more frank or “preachy” displays of feminism by an adult."
^"Gosalyn Mallard". "The quintessential tomboy, Gosalyn is most often seen wearing a purple hockey jersey with the number 1 on it, and a pair of sneakers. She has an extremely expressive face, and would never be mistaken for meek little girl."
^"Jen Masterson". Cartoon Network. Archived from the original on 2010-09-15. "Jen is sports-loving tomboy who dreams of being an Olympic snowboarder one day."
^"Marie's Page". EDtropolis.com. "Marie is the real tomboy of the group and sometimes a bit of a bully when she doesn't get her own way, just because Double D is her so-called boyfriend and she simpers "Hiya muffin" doesn't mean she's adverse to wiping the floor with him - or any of the others for that matter."
^"Liv and Maddie (Music from the TV Series)". iTunes Preview. Apple. Retrieved 25 October 2015. The show centers on the often contentious and competitive relationship between former child star Liv and her tomboy sister Maddie
^"Two of a kind". WCHS-TV8. Archived from the original on 2011-05-18. "Mary-Kate is a tomboy whose biggest interest is in perfecting her curveball; and Ashley is a straight-A student starting a boy-crazy stage."
^"Pipsqueek". ZhuZhuPets.com. Retrieved 2017-07-11. Pipsqueak is the unofficial leader of the ZhuZhu Pets! She has a special bond with Frankie and will do anything for her (she was Frankie’s first hamster, after all). Pipsqueak is quite beautiful and dainty looking, but don’t let her soft, furry pelt fool you—Inside she is all tomboy and a firecracker of a hamster! Pipsqueak has a SHOOTING STAR emblem because she is always firing ideas, enthusiasm and energy every which way! Birthday January 22
^Mansour, David (2005). From Abba to Zoom: A Pop Culture Encyclopedia of the Late 20th Century. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 385. ISBN0740751182. Spunky seven-year-old tomboy...
^Recto, Nicole. "Character Description: Tatsuki Arisawa". Absolute Anime. Retrieved December 6, 2009. "Tatsuki Arisawa is kind of like a tomboy that practices karate to fulfill her dream of becoming a vale tudo champion."
^"Daisy". Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (official site). Sega. Archived from the original on December 7, 2009. Retrieved December 6, 2009. While a bit of a tomboy, Daisy and Peach are great friends.
^"Overview for West Side Story (1961)". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 6 December 2009. "When they learn from an eavesdropping tomboy, Anybodys, that Chino is carrying a gun and bent on revenge against Tony, they organize to protect him."
^Hischak, Thomas S. (2009). Broadway Plays and Musicals: Descriptions and Essential Facts of More Than 14,000 Shows Through 2007. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Co. p. 469. ISBN0786434481. When tomboy high schooler Ginger Carol (Nancy Malone) insists on going out for the school's football team...