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Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book)
KiraKira - Newbery Medal Book
Author: Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuskin
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 Jap...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780689856396
ISBN-10: 0689856393
Publication Date: 2/10/2004
Pages: 256
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Atheneum
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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annapi avatar reviewed Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book) on + 334 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Another good Newbery winner, this is the story of Japanese children Katie and her older sister Lynn, second generation Japanese-Americans born in Iowa whose family later moved to Georgia. It is a simple story, told from young Katie's point of view, of two young minority girls trying to fit in a white world in the 50's and 60's. Their parents work hard to afford a house of their own, and when Lynn becomes seriously ill the toll on the family is even harder, and Katie has to grow up pretty fast.
Suzgot2 avatar reviewed Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book) on + 82 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Such a nicely written family story. Full of raw emotion. Very good read for middle schoolers and even adults.
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