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Kira-Kira

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Kira-Kira

By Cynthia Kadohata

Aladdin Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780689856402, 244pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2006

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Description
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.


Praise For Kira-Kira

"An unforgettable story."

-- San Diego Union-Tribune



"This novel shine[s]."

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review



"Will speak to readers who have lost someone they love or fear that they could."

-- Booklist, starred review



NPR
Sunday, Aug 21, 2016

Kadohata is the Newbery Medal-winning author of the YA novel "Kira-Kira." For our "Next Chapter" series, she talks about an eye-opening bus trip she took across the U.S. right before she left home. More at NPR.org

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