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Kira-kira / Cynthia Kadohata.

By: Kadohata, Cynthia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: NYork: Aladdin, 2006Description: 272 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 0689856407; 9780689856402.Subject(s): Children: Grades 4-6 | Juvenile Historical Fiction | Children's Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction | Juvenile Fiction | People & Places - United States - Asian American | 20th century | Fiction | Georgia | History | Classics | Family - Siblings | Juvenile Fiction / Family / Siblings | Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / Asian American | Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Death & Dying | Social Issues - Death & DyingOnline resources: Amazon.com | Amazon customer reviews Summary: 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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Fiction (novels) PZ 7 .K33 2006 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 2010-3353

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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 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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