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Kira-Kira (Paperback)

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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 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.

Praise For…

"An unforgettable story."

-- San Diego Union-Tribune

"This novel shine[s]."

-- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Will speak to readers who have lost someone they love or fear that they could."

-- Booklist, starred review

Coverage from NPR

Product Details
ISBN: 9780689856402
ISBN-10: 0689856407
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: December 1st, 2006
Pages: 244
Language: English

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Staff Picks

A hilarious romance told from two perspectives. One a girl who is determined to show her worth and smarts. The other a boy who believes in true love and meeting that perfect someone. What happens when the two meet? Well, coffee in the face and so much more. Great teen romance. - Jessica