Harmony Becker in Conversation with Sloane Leong

  • November 8, 2021

The author of Himawari House speaks virtually on Wed., Nov. 10th, at 8 p.m. (EST)!


East City Bookshop welcomes Harmony Becker with her new book, Himawari House, in conversation with Sloane Leong. Tickets are available via Eventbrite here. Registration is required.

About Himawari House: A YA graphic novel about three foreign exchange students and the pleasures, and difficulties, of adjusting to living in Japan. 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.

Harmony Becker was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the illustrator of George Takei's graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy. She lives in Mexico City.

Sloane Leong is a self-taught cartoonist, artist, and writer of Hawaiian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Native American, and European ancestries. Her work aims to connect personally with individuals through storytelling and to cultivate a kinder, more understanding future. She has been self-publishing her own comics since she was 16 and has done various work for companies like Image Comics, First Second, Top Cow, Cartoon Network, DC, Dark Horse, Boom!, Namco, and BuzzFeed. She lives near Portland, Oregon, and her latest book is A Map to the Sun.

Hosted by East City Bookshop in Washington, DC. Click here for info.

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