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Wandering Son, Vol. 8 (Wandering Son #8)

Title

Wandering Son, Vol. 8 (Wandering Son #8)

Authors

Takako Shimura

Illustrator

Takako Shimura

Publisher

Fantagraphics Books

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781606998311

Pages

215 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Nitori-kun, a boy who wants to be a girl, explores kissing with girlfriend Anna-chan; and Yoshino-san, a girl who wants to be a boy, finds the courage to go to school wearing a boy's uniform. Meanwhile, one of their male classmates, Doi-kun, who has caused our protagonists misery in the past, becomes intrigued with their grown-up friend Yuki-san, a transwoman. But Nitori-kun finds himself strangely drawn to Doi-kun.

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; dating; kissing; karaoke

Diversity Impact

direct

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