Friday, June 26, 2015

WANDERING SON #1 by Shimura Takako

Wandering Son: Book One WANDERING SON by Shimura Takako is an example of LGBTQ manga.  Published in the pure manga style, reading from back to front and top right to bottom left, traditional manga fans will find it to their liking. 

Two fifth graders entering puberty support each other in their transgender exploration.  Both come from loving, supportive families, but both face bullies at school as they begin to express their true selves.

Using humor and sensitivity, Takako presents a unique combination of text and artwork that will speak to young readers and perhaps help answer important questions.  This manga series currently contains 8 volumes.

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