Our colors
(Graphic Novel)

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Ishii, Anne, translator.
Lyons Public Library - Teen Graphic Books
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528 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm.


General Note
"Originally published in paperback in Japan in three volumes as Bokura no shikisai by Futabasha Publishers LTD., Tokyo." -- title verso
"Set in contemporary suburban Japan, Our Colors is the story of Sora Itoda: a sixteen-year-old aspiring painter who experiences his world in synaesthetic hues of blues and reds, and is governed by the emotional turbulence of being a teenager. He wants to live honestly as a young gay man in high school, but that is still not acceptable in Japanese society. His best friend and childhood confidante Nao, a young woman whom everyone thinks is (or should be) his girlfriend; and it would be the easiest thing to play along-she knows he is gay but knows, too, how difficult it is to live one's truth in his situation. Sora's world changes forever when he meets Mr. Amamiya, a middle-aged gentleman who is the owner and proprietor of a local coffee shop, and who is completely, unapologetically out as a gay man. A mentorship and platonic friendship ensues, as Sora comes out to him and agrees to paint a mural in the shop, and Mr. Amamiya counsels him about how to deal with who he is. But it won't be easy. Mr. Amamiya paid a high price for his freedom of identity, and when a figure from his past suddenly appears, the situation becomes a vivid example of just how complicated life can be"--,Provided by publisher.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Tagame, G., & Ishii, A. (2022). Our colors (First American edition.). Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tagame, Gengoroh, 1964- and Anne, Ishii. 2022. Our Colors. New York: Pantheon Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Tagame, Gengoroh, 1964- and Anne, Ishii. Our Colors New York: Pantheon Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Tagame, Gengoroh, and Anne Ishii. Our Colors First American edition., Pantheon Books, 2022.

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