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Kira - Kira

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On Sale: April 12, 2005
ISBN: 978-0-307-28187-6
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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.
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About Cynthia Kadohata

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Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book Kira-Kira, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She has published numerous short stories in such literary journals as the New Yorker, Ploughshares, Grand Street, and the Mississippi Review. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.

About Elaina Erika Davis

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Elaina Erika Davis is a talented actor who has graced the screen, stage, and tv. She’s an accomplished voiceover artist and has narrated many audiobooks, including Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata and Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden.

  • Kira - Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • April 12, 2005
  • Juvenile Fiction
  • Listening Library (Audio)
  • $14.00
  • 9780307281876

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