Wandering Son

Wandering Son

Volume 1

Book - 2011
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"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"--Publisher's web site.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor, 2011]
ISBN: 9781606994160
1606994166
9781606994566
1606994565
Branch Call Number: / 741.5952 SHIMURA V.1
Characteristics: 202 p., iv : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Thorn, Matt

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LemmyKoopa
Sep 12, 2018

Some of the pacing and jump from scene to scenes are a little weird, and it was a little boring at times, but I still really enjoyed the first volume of Wandering Son. Really interested in seeing the development of the main characters, and I'm so glad to see decent representation and development of transgender characters, without succumbing to any of the normal stereotypes.

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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

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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