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A Silent Voice, Volume 6

Title

A Silent Voice, Volume 6

Authors

Yoshitoki Oima

Publisher

Kodansha Comics

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9781632360618

Pages

192 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Time stands still for both Shoya and Shoko. Triggered by past traumas, Shoya coldly attacked his friends and burnt the bridges he first set out to rebuild. Shoko feels a deep responsibility for this disaster and attempts to pay for it by taking her own life. Meanwhile, each of their friends finally show their true colors. After everything has fallen apart, how will they mend their hearts and put the pieces back together?

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; coma; backstory; film; hospital; fall; festival; friendship; true colors

Diversity Impact

direct

A Silent Voice, Volume 6


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