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Kira-kira

Author: Cynthia Kadohata; Elaina Erika Davis
Publisher: New York : Random House/Listening Library, ℗2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView 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: Compact discs
Audiobooks
Children's audiobooks
Fiction
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Kadohata; Elaina Erika Davis
ISBN: 0307281868 9780307281869 9780307281890 0307281892
OCLC Number: 60222571
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Elaina Erika Davis.
Awards: Newbery Medal, 2005 (print version)
Description: 4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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.

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