Wandering Son

Wandering Son

Volume One

Graphic Novel - 2011
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In the first of eight volumes, readers are introduced to fifth gradersShuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki. They have happy homes,loving families, and are well liked by their classmates. But they share a secretthat further complicates the already-complicated verge of puberty: Shuichi is aboy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. Wandering Son: Book One is written and drawn by one of today's mostcritically acclaimed creators of manga, Shimura, who portrays Shuishi andYoshino's very private journey with affection, gentle humor, and unmistakablegrace. Wandering Son: Book One is a sophisticated work of literary mangatranslated with rare skill and sensitivity by veteran translator and comicsscholar Matt Thorn.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, [2011]
ISBN: 9781606994160
1606994166
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Shimu
Characteristics: iv, 202 p. : ill. (some col.)

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2kool4skool
Jun 03, 2015

An interesting series, however, the more I learn about the adult characters, the more uncomfortably touchy-feely they seem, and I feel like it could give people the wrong idea about transgender adults. I do not think this was intentional, but it is something to keep in mind if you read this.

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2kool4skool
May 08, 2015

This is a really, really interesting manga! I am already quite hooked after just this first volume. Transgender issues are fascinating, and it is nice to see a manga that treats them with respect instead of gross stereotypes and dumb jokes. Very important read, whether or not you like manga, and quite cute!

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lucyslibrary
Sep 03, 2013

I happened across this manga as I was perusing the shelves for a "basic" manga but when I pulled this one out I immediately became enthralled. After reading a few pages in the library I checked out the remaining available preceding copy's. Now I have volume 5 on hold and waiting (not quite so) patiently. I recommend for those who need a relatible topic in the area of transgender-ed youth or adult.

ZeldaTakishima Jun 29, 2013

Good introduction to the manga series. This book really builds the characters well and describes each of their thoughts and feelings. It was not very humorous, not that it was meant to be or anything.

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ChocolateChips
Feb 10, 2013

Very sweet, very cute, and a little sad. Normally I don't go for anything too cutesy/romantic but I was quite taken in by this little drama.

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angela_anaconda
Nov 29, 2012

highly recommended by Sarah from her Maverick list (graphic novel committee) - her favorite

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JacyntheNB
Nov 16, 2011

Great read and introduction to gender-queer issues for pre-teens and young teens. I enjoyed it a a very aware adult but it will be even more fun to talk about it with my teenager.

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ChocolateChips
Feb 10, 2013

ChocolateChips thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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ChocolateChips
Feb 10, 2013

Coarse Language: Just a little bit--someone (guess who :P) gets called a "faggot" in one dream sequence.

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