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Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature Youth Literature Winner 2023

“In this stunningly layered graphic novel debut, Becker crafts a warmly actualized world in which the multiplicities of diasporic Asian identity are examined and held close.”
—Publishers Weekly  (Starred Review)

Himawari House

Written by Harmony Becker
Published by First Second

Living in a new country is no walk in the park—Nao, Hyejung, and Tina can all attest to that. The three of them became fast friends through living together in the Himawari House in Tokyo and attending the same Japanese cram school. Nao came to Japan to reconnect with her Japanese heritage, while Hyejung and Tina came to find freedom and their own paths. Though each of them has her own motivations and challenges, they all deal with language barriers, being a fish out of water, self discovery, love, and family.

Primary ISBN: 9781250235565
Available As: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Graphic Novel, Age 14 or older

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Setting: Japan

Character’s New Arrival/New American Status: In Home Country

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