Kira Kira

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.
Target age group 10-14
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    • ISBN-13
      9780689856402
    • Weight
      0.4 lbs
    • ISBN-10
      0689856407
    • Item #
      53808
  • Category
    Juvenile Fiction
  • Age Group
    9 to 12 yrs
  • Grade Level
    3-5
  • Language
    English
  • Binding
    Paperback
  • Theme 1
    Social, Personal & Family Topics
  • Detailed (BISAC) Subject/Theme
    Death, Grief, Bereavement
  • Awards
    Newbery Medal
  • Author
    Kadohata, Cynthia
  • Lexile Level
    740
  • AR Level
    4.7
  • Dewey
    Fiction
  • Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date
    12/1/2006
  • Pages
    272
  • Dimensions
    0.73 H x 7.65 L x 5.16 W
  • Case Qty
    47

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