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Kira-kira

Author: Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Curriculum resource
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0689856393 9780689856396 1415530343 9781415530344 9780689856402 0689856407 9781415630310 1415630313
OCLC Number: 51861752
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2005
Asian/Pacific American Literature Award Honor, 2004
Description: 244 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: Cynthia Kadohata.
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Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- kira-kira -- in the future. Luminous in its persistence of love and hope, Kira-Kira is Cynthia Kadohata's stunning debut in middle-grade fiction.

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