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Wandering Son, Vol. 1 (Wandering Son #1)

Title

Wandering Son, Vol. 1 (Wandering Son #1)

Authors

Takako Shimura

Illustrator

Takako Shimura

Publisher

Fantagraphics Books

Publication Year

2011

ISBN

9781606994160

Pages

203 pages

Genre

realism

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone : Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy.

Grade Level

9-12

Topic

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Transgender; Androgyny; Gender nonconformity; gender fluid; masucline characteristics; feminine characteristics; girls who dress as boys; boys who dress as girls

Main Character

boy and girl

Race/Ethnicities

Japanese

Family Formation

mother and father

LGBTQ+

transgender boy; transgender girl

Keywords

school; family; Japanese graphic novel; friendship

Diversity Impact

direct

Wandering Son, Vol. 1 (Wandering Son #1)

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