Books Wandering Son 1 by Shimura Takako Hardcover, 202 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $19.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleWandering Son 1AuthorShimura Takako Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Shuichi, a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino, a girl who wants to be a boy, become friends in junior high school, where they tackle problems such as gender identity, love, social acceptance, and puberty. Translated by Matt Thorn. Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Wandering Son 1 The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels February 20, 2013 There are an increasing number of LGBT characters in mainstream superhero comics — but visibility isn't everything. NPR's comic-book guy Glen Weldon has a roundup of manga and independent graphic novels that offer a deeper and more nuanced portrayal of LGBT life.