A Silent Voice, Volume 2

Title

A Silent Voice, Volume 2

Authors

Yoshitoki Oima

Publisher

Kodansha Comics

Publication Year

2015

ISBN

9781632360571

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

It’s been five years since Shoya Ishida bullied Shoko Nishimiya so badly she left their elementary school, because of one simple difference between them: Shoya can hear, and Shoko can’t. In the intervening time, Shoya’s life has changed completely. Shunned by his friends, Shoya’s longed for the chance to make up for his cruelty. When it finally comes, will he find the voice to tell Shoko he’s changed? And will Shoko listen?

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Disability and Health; Single parent; Kinship care; Physical disability; single mother; grandmother helping raise granddaughter; deaf; deaf teenager

Main Character

male teenager; female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Asian (Japanese)

Family Formation

single mother; mother and grandmother

Awards

YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2017 Fiction
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2016 Fiction
YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2017

Keywords

bullying; apologizing; communication; friendship; issues in self-esteem; growing up; redemption

Diversity Impact

direct

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