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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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Who Wrote Kira-Kira

Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book <i>Kira-Kira</i>, the National Book Award winner <i>The Thing About Luck</i>, the Jane Addams Peace Award and PEN America Award winner <i>Weedflower</i>, <i>Cracker!</i>, <i> Outside Beauty</i>, <i>A Million Shades of Gray</i>, <i>Half a World Away</i>, <i>Checked</i>, <i>A</i> <i>Place to Belong</i>, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including <i>The Floating World</i>. She lives with her dog and hockey-playing son in California. Visit her online at

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