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The Resource Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata

Label
Kira-kira
Title
Kira-kira
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Kadohata
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
DLC
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Kadohata, Cynthia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.A3615
LC item number
K5 2004
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Newbery Medal
Series volume
2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sisters
  • Friendship
  • Japanese Americans
  • Death
  • Georgia
  • Sisters
  • Friendship
  • Japanese Americans
  • Death
  • Georgia
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
51861752
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780689856396
Lccn
2003000737
Other control number
9780689856396
Label
Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata
Publication
Control code
51861752
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
244 p.
Isbn
9780689856396
Lccn
2003000737
Other control number
9780689856396

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