Kira-Kira [Cynthia Kadohata] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. *WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL* kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; . 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. This novel tells the story of Katie Takeshima, who was born in Iowa in Her older sister Lynn taught her to say her first word: “kira-kira,”.

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I didn’t care where she sent me, so long as Lynn came along. Lynn said Uncle Katsuhisa was an odd fish.

Follow me on Twitter My Tweets. View all 6 comments. It’s not very often I read something that feels so honest and raw. Growing Up Ethnic in America.

Nov 12, Baron Ren rated it really liked it. Poultry workers are considered second-class citizens and the Japanese workers are regarded with suspicion. I know that they will laugh out loud at times when they read about the crazy predicaments that Katie manages to get herself into, but they might also cry when they find out what happens to this amazing family.

I knew it would be good. When Lynn makes friends, she even allows her younger sister to join in the group. Together they play, talk, support each other, and dream of what life will be in the future.


The way kira-kira was woven through Katie’ life and the world around her was masterful. Feb 01, Karrie rated it really liked it Shelves: How young are we going?

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When he was deep in thought, he had a way of turning his ears inside out so they looked kind of deformed. Kira-kira is kira-kiira beautiful story about spirit and strength. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! The way Kadohata unfolded the story of Katie getting mad at her sister, being impatient, thinking that her sister would get better, interacting with her parents, and worrying about her sister’s kadohzta showed a respect for and understanding for a child’s thoughts and questions.

It’s for our house we’re going to buy. We got sent to bed without supper because my parents said hitting someone was the worst thing you could do.

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At the end it gets so sad, but I really love it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. This heart wrenching story is one that I will soon not forget.


They create a sense of happiness and brightness around themselves. One person cynthix this helpful. Showing of reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A very simple but touching story about the experiences of a young Japanese American girl growing up in Georgia.

Her first published s Cynthia Kadohata is a Japanese American writer known for writing coming of age stories about Asian American women.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. But things change when Lynn gets sick, very sick.

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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. I wept the required tears but I didn’t feel satisfied. Learn more about Amazon Prime. My problem with the book was that Ladohata didn’t really care that much about the rest of it.

We were playing on the empty road near our house. Chapter 1 My sister, Lynn, taught me my first word: View Full Version of PW.