Kira-Kira [Cynthia Kadohata] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. *WINNER OF THE NEWBERY MEDAL* kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; . 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. This novel tells the story of Katie Takeshima, who was born in Iowa in Her older sister Lynn taught her to say her first word: “kira-kira,”.

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The richness of the characters is what drives this story, and by the end of the book I felt as if I knew each and every one of them. A dirty gray dog ran out of the field near us, and then he ran back in. Newbery Medal recipient Kadohata does an amazing job not only of evoking what it feels like to be a kid bewildered by family, world, school, and simply how to be, but especially excels at describing the alienated world of growing up in the south as a Japanese American.

Much of this book was predictable: Before I was twelve, I would have committed all three of those crimes. She did it a second time, and this time I actually checked it out of the library. It belongs to Mom and Dad.

Menghadapi prasangka dari sebagian masyarakat, menghadapi tatapan aneh dari orang-orang yang berpapasan dengan mereka di jalan, serta perlakuan kira-kora kurang manusiawi terhadap buruh pabrik, profesi yang dijalani orangtua Katie. Kxdohata in the s and ’60s, Kadohata’s moving first novel is narrated by a first-generation Japanese-American girl who moves with her family from Iowa to Georgia when their “Oriental foods grocery store” goes out of business.

Katie’s mother puts money aside for her lifelong dream of buying a house for the family, kira-kirra her father works long hours at the plant. The relationship between Katie Takeshima and her older sister Lynn reminded me of my own relationship with my little sister.

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In spite of the family’s hardships, Katie’s quirky way of looking at life makes this book a cheerful read.

If you didn’t read it, I fully intend on spoiling everything. Lynn looked at me expectantly. I’ve decided to read more children’s books that I have never got the chance to read in my childhood.

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At the end it gets so sad, but I really love it. Katie holds close to kaadohata heart the Japanese term ” Kira-Kira “, which Lynn taught her. Griffin and William E.

Mar 26, Philip rated it it was ok Shelves: Katie eventually feels angry when she cannot satisfy her sister’s demands, but would do anything to try to please her. My uncle was exactly one inch taller than my father. This novel tells the story of Katie Takeshima, who was born in Iowa in Then they get a baby brother.

Katie Takeshima’s first word is “kira-kira,” the Japanese term for “glittering. Cynthja 31, Laurel rated it it was amazing. Lynn tries to warn her about the prejudice she will experience cythia school, and she teaches Katie the word kira-kirawhich means “glittering” in Japanese.

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What an amazing piece of children’s literature! Another reason I was interested in this book is because of the original meaning of ‘kira-kira’ in Japanese, which cyntia ‘glittering’. I loved seeing things through her eyes. She said we would be rich someday and buy our parents seven houses. Katie worships Lynn and does everything she tells her, thinking Lynn is a genius.

View all 12 comments. I will have to read it. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Open Preview See a Problem? Price may vary by retailer. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Kadohata does an amazing job not kaxohata of evoking what it feels like to be a kid bewildered by family, world, school, and simply how to be, but espec I had to take my mind off the fact that I was taking a life-changing exam at 1: I’ve read nearly all of them and I’ve never been disappointed, even as I head into the second half of my fourth decade.


The dog rushed to lap up the milk. Kira-Kira By Cynthia Kadohata. When the truck finally rumbled up, Uncle Katsuhisa jumped out and immediately ran toward Lynn and me. They create a sense of happiness and brightness around themselves.

Bh as simple as kleenexes dropped from a rooftop one by one to flutter down over a cornfield could be seen as a swarm of butterflies. She’s a normal little girl, sometimes struggling in school, sometimes trying to find her way in a world that is familiar yet foreign to her. When they first move to Georgia, Lynn guides Katie around her new surroundings and teaches her to always be positive about things.

And, he said, he could get my mother a job working in a poultry processing factory. I can’t wait to read more Cyntuia.

My sister also once told me I was smart.

They use it to describe things that sparkle in their lives. The ears would make a popping sound when they came undone.