Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Co., Ltd.
A story that carefully depicts diversity such as gender from a child’s perspective Aya Shonen’s first children’s literature “Uma no Koto” will be released on November 21 (Monday)!
Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Co., Ltd. (Location: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Naoki Yoshida), which publishes textbooks for elementary, junior high and high schools, has released the book “Uma no Koto” (written by Aya Shonen / illustrated by Non Tamagawa). It was released on November 21st.
In a popular serialization in the comprehensive children’s literature magazine “Flying Classroom”, the first children’s literary work by the notable essayist Shonen Aya has been made into a book. This is a story in which the main character, who calls himself “Uma” and is neither a boy nor a girl, quietly looks at the contradictions and
unreasonableness he feels in his school life.
A “horse” who feels uncomfortable with group norms and the framework of “boys” and “girls” and can’t be himself at school. Triggered by something, such a “horse” takes a step forward to be free and be yourself. This is a book that gently snuggles up to children, adults who used to be children, and everyone who feels like they have no place to belong.
Overview of this document
–Horses don’t like school. The horse
I don’t like it because I can’t stay sane. (From the text)
“A horse is not a hiheen’s horse. It’s a horse with the same sound as bears and clouds.” A story in which the main character, who calls himself “Uma,” struggles to be himself while feeling various conflicts and suffocation while interacting with unique classmates at school. Before long, a mysterious incident occurs in the classroom.
■ Author’s words
Thank you for making the world different.
The world of children drawn through the eyes of the main character, Uma. appearance of adults. and a place called school.
What emerges from this may be the shape of the society in which we live. — Author: Boy Aya
Recommended by novelist Aoko Matsuda!
“I want to cherish and I want to be cherished.
It’s a story like a treasure chest filled with glittering feelings. ” book outline
Author: Boy Aya (written), Tamagawa Non (illustrated)
Regular price: 1,760 yen (tax included)
Specifications: 188mm x 128mm / 168 pages
Publisher: Mitsumura Tosho Publishing Release date: November 21, 2022 ISBN: 978-4-8138-0420-8
URL: https://www.mitsumura-tosho.co.jp/shohin/tobunohon/book_th008.html Author profile
Written by Aya Shounen
Born in 1989. essayist. His publications include Ama no Yona no Ko (Ama no Yona no Ko) (Shodensha), Kyoshin Nikki (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), Endless World Me (Heibonsha), I am really there (Kawade Shobo Shinsha), Nama Living things” (Futabasha), “My treasure box” (Kodansha), “A record of a year without looking away from the life that wraps me” (Futabasha).
Illustrated by Non Tamagawa
Born in Hokkaido in 1986. Illustrator. Graduated from Setsu Mode Seminar. He is engaged in a variety of activities, such as drawing illustrations and producing and selling miscellaneous goods. This is the first book for the work of the illustration.
From the editor in charge
Even now, there are children who cannot “be themselves” at school. Unfortunately, the speed at which reality changes is not fast, so at least by making it a story, I hope that reality will catch up with the story, and I will send this book out into the world. The world drawn from the perspective of a child who calls himself “Uma” is surely connected to the school days that we have turned a blind eye to. Aya, a young boy, visualized these days with a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering writing style. Please reach out to a child who needs it. And may your courage be lit.
(Editorial Department, Shintaku)
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