A Silent Voice, Volume 5

Title

A Silent Voice, Volume 5

Authors

Yoshitoki Oima

Publisher

Kodansha Comics

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781632360601

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Despite their tense pasts, Shoya begins to embrace the friend group that used to terrorize Shoko because she couldn’t hear. Now that summer vacation is in full swing, the crew can work together to film Tomohiro’s eccentric movie. Each fun-filled day lazily passes by, but doubt tugs at Shoya’s heavy heart and he is desperate to cling on to meaningful moments before they are gone.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Diversity Topics

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

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, 2016

Keywords

bullying; amends; friendship; past; film; memories; guilt; fireworks

Diversity Impact

direct

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