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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Kadohata Narrator: Elaina Erika Davis Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Kira-Kira won the 2005 Newbery Medal for most distinguished American children's book.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ch_amyM | 2/20/2014

    " I listened to this book on cd, which was beautifully read, accents and all. It is the story of a young Japanese American girl and her family in the southeastern United States. She tells the story of their lives as seen through her innocent eyes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cloe | 2/20/2014

    " Kira Kira is such a heart felt story. I wish all of the Authors would write like Cynthia Kadohata instead of things like all other books. The way Lynn shows Katie the glitter of life is a compleing and heart warming story of sisterhood. Keep On Reading!... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Megan | 2/13/2014

    " touching and evokes some emotion but not quite enough for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cielo | 2/3/2014

    " aww.. It's so nice. It's all about family. It also tells us about how kids live their lives. How they see things at such a very young age. This book tells me things about innocence and love for your family. "

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