Kira-Kira (2005 Newbery Honor Book)

by Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira (2005 Newbery Honor Book) by Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN:
0689856407
ISBN13:
9780689856402
BINDING:
Paperback
PUBLISHER:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
PUBLISHED:
December 26, 2006
PAGES:
272

(Age 10+)

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.

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