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Kira-Kira - Cynthia Kadohata
Kira-Kira
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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... show more
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 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780689856402 (0689856407)
Publisher: Aladin Paperbacks
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
3.0 Kira-Kira Book Review
One of the better Newberry Award books I've read so far this year. I'm honestly getting a bit bored by them. They're all very similar and seem to have the same agenda, which is a bit annoying. But, I'm still going to try and read them all by January - listening to them makes them a little more enjoy...
The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
3.0
The story was predictable, but honestly that doesn't matter. It's a simple story but a powerful one. One of the morals of the story is to look for something "Kira-Kira", or "glittering" in everything. And that's a pretty great moral. I don't have a sister, so I can't personally relate to Katie and L...
Out of the Blue
Out of the Blue rated it
My sister, Lynn, taught me my first word: kira-kira. I pronounced it ka-a-ahhh, but she knew what I meant. Kira-kira means "glittering" in Japanese. Lynn told me that when I was a baby, she used to take me onto our empty road at night, where we would lie on our backs and look at the stars while she ...
~WhimsyLibrarian~
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it
3.0
A sweet, tender story about a Japanese family that migrated south during the 1950s. I know it was a Newbery winner, but it did not "stand out." A girl deals with her sister's terminal illness during a very racist time in America. Yet, I felt the premise had been done before. The only thing that grab...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
3.0 Kira-Kira
I had to read this book because it was a Newberry book, so it had to be great, right? I was anticipating greatness but I thought it fell short. Why? I thought there was no depth to the characters and I felt like I was on a fast track moving through their lives. I also felt like I just witnessed the ...
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