Wandering Son

Wandering Son

Volume Two

Graphic Novel - 2011
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In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, ourtransgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade.Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special presentfor himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maholearns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho isinterested in. The "woman" who showed so much interest in Yoshinobecomes a mentor and friend to the two children. The kids go on a class tripthat is a rite of passage Shuichi would rather pass up. Shuichi is called a"faggot" by another boy and the dramatic nature in which Saori comesto Shuichi's defense leads the two to discover a shared fondness for Anne of Green Gables . But despite his propensity to cry, Shuichi findsstrength and courage he didn't know he had.
Publisher: Seattle : Fantagraphics Books, [2011]
ISBN: 9781606994566
Branch Call Number: YA FIC Shimu
Characteristics: ii, 221 p. : ill. (some col.)


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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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