Himawari House

Becker, H.
Three exchange students meet in Tokyo at the Himawari House and forge a friendship while exploring their backgrounds and heritage and adjusting to life in Japan.
A graphic novel illustrating the complexities of living between two cultures as well as the immigrant experience, this is an engaging coming-of-age story suitable for secondary-level readers. In the classroom, the book may lend itself well to studying graphic novels or for literature circles and independent reading. It highlights the stories of those who leave their natural families to attend school in a foreign country, and it may broaden readers’ experiences and understanding related to the characters’ cultures, languages, and backgrounds.
English Language Arts
  • 9-12