Just So Happens is by Fumio Obata. A beautifully drawn multicultural graphic novel about a Japanese woman living in England who must return to Japan upon the sudden death of her father. Yumiko is torn between her traditional father and more modern mother, who divorced when she was a teenager. She is also caught between her traditional Japanese heritage and the life she loves in modern England. While a little light on text, the graphics are powerfully drawn. You feel the tension of being part of two cultures and trying to find your place in each.
Ratings: 7th grade - 7 out of 10.