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Wandering Son, Vol. 7 (Wandering Son #7)

Title

Wandering Son, Vol. 7 (Wandering Son #7)

Authors

Takako Shimura

Illustrator

Takako Shimura

Publisher

Fantagraphics Books

Publication Year

2014

ISBN

9781606997505

Pages

215 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nitori-kun gets his first signs of acne. This may well be the end of the world. But when he turns to nationally famous model Anna-chan for help, events take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Nitori-kun and Chiba-san are scouted by the theater club after the success of their gender-bending play, The Rose of Versailles. But when Takatsuki-san congratulates Chiba-san, Chiba-san calls her a hypocrite. If Takatsuki-san wanted to join the theater club, she wouldn't congratulate Chiba-san -- she'd be jealous. So says Chiba-san, but what does she know?

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; transgender teenagers; boy to girl; girl to boy; girl dressing as a boy; boy dressing as a girl

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese

Family Formation

mother and father; single mother

LGBTQ+

boy to girl; girl to boy

Awards

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
Teen
Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature, 2017, Middle Grade

Keywords

middle school; Japan; friendship; acne; pimples; theater; play; skiing; sick; dating; chest binding

Diversity Impact

direct

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