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Himawari House

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Trio explores Tokyo and dreams in perceptive graphic novel.

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Funny, smart, and tender, this perceptive graphic novel will speak to anyone who's tried to make herself heard in the world. Comics are a good medium to explore language, and this coming-of-age tale finds unique ways to mix prose and vocabulary of multiple languages. Author-illustrator Harmony Becker portrays his characters' quest for fluency and the heartbreak it sometimes causes. The art is beautifully expressive, the dialogue humorous and sharp. Himawari House is an exciting destination for anyone interested in graphic novels, Asia, and young adulthood.

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