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Marissa's Books & Gifts 9780689856402 Kira-Kira

Marissa's Books & Gifts, LLC


kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): 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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Cynthia Kadohata
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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