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Kira-Kira
by Cynthia Kadohata

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.

This book won the prestigious Newbery Award for children's literature.


Book Type:
   chapter book

Grade Level:    5th grade     6th grade     7th grade     8th grade 

Reading Level:   DRA Level 50      Guided Reading Level T

Book Type:   history      historical fiction      Newbery Award

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