Kira-Kira
Kira-Kira
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Kira-Kira

Written by Cynthia Kadohata
Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Prices as of Jun 24

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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.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780689856402
    Publication Date
    December 26, 2006
    Page Count
    244
    Words Per Page
    182
    Audience
    Young Adult
    Reading Age
    12 - 15 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2003000737
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    77276967
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0689856407
    Lexile® Level
    740L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~R
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    7
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    74071
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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