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The Resource Kira-Kira

Kira-Kira

Label
Kira-Kira
Title
Kira-Kira
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Kadohata
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
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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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2005
  • Asian Pacific American Award for Literature: Young Adult Literature, 2006.
  • Newbery Medal, 2005.
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2004
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DLC
Index
no index present
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740
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 8
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Target audience
adolescent
Label
Kira-Kira
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:017cde95-685a-4b65-9521-07b9f2a5b504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781439106600
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Kira-Kira
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:017cde95-685a-4b65-9521-07b9f2a5b504
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781439106600
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Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Pasadena Public Library - Central LibraryBorrow it
      1201 Jeff Ginn Memorial Drive, Pasadena, TX, 77506, US
      29.6929282 -95.1969043
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