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My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

Yaichi’s twin brother, Ryoji, left Japan to move to Canada years ago and has recently died. Now his Canadian husband, Mike, is coming to visit, and Yaichi has no idea how to react. His young daughter, Kana, has no such problem. She is excited to learn about her uncle. Through her innocence and enthusiasm, Yaichi begins to question his assumptions and beliefs.

This graphic novel, the first in a series, takes a hard look at how Japanese culture and the queer experience intersect. Recommended for readers in high school and up.

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