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A Japanese-American family struggles to build a new life in the Deep South of Georgia in this luminous novel, winner of the Newbery Medal. 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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Grouped Work ID b77b40d3-cae5-5773-4fea-b48c2c0a769a
Grouping Title kira kira
Grouping Author kadohata cynthia
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Death -- Fiction, Death -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction, Georgia -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Japanese Americans -- Fiction, Japanese Americans -- Juvenile fiction, Newbery Medal, Newbery Medal -- 2005, Sisters -- Fiction, Sisters -- Juvenile fiction
title_display Kira-Kira
title_full Kira-Kira / Cynthia Kadohata, Kira-kira / Cynthia Kadohata
title_short Kira-Kira
topic_facet Death, Friendship, History, Japanese Americans, Newbery Medal, Sisters