Wandering Son, Vol. 3 (Wandering Son #3)
Shuichi and his friend Yoshino have a secret: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. But one day, abruptly, their secret is exposed, and the two find themselves the target of sixth-grade cruelty. Their friendship is strained, as Yoshino makes a half-hearted effort at being a 'normal girl'-- and their mentor, Yuki, reveals the harder reality of being transgendered. Meanwhile, Shuichi's sister, Maho, realizes her dream of becoming a model, and drags Shuichi along for the ride. Shuichi meets another boy who wants to be a girl, and finds himself on an arranged date with a boy who doesn't know that the girl he has a crush on is actually a boy.
LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenagers; boy to girl; girl to boy; girl dressing as a boy; boy dressing as a girl
boy and girl
mother and father; single mother
boy to girl; girl to boy
Rainbow List, 2014 Graphic Novels
Rainbow List, 2013 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
Rainbow List, 2012 Middle Early Young Adult Fiction
YALSA Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2012
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2013
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Middle Grade
middle school; Japan; friendship; fighting; bullying; modeling; dating
Shimura, Takako, "Wandering Son, Vol. 3 (Wandering Son #3)" (2012). Diverse Families. 1299.