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The Resource Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata

Label
Kira-kira
Title
Kira-kira
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Kadohata
Title variation
Kira kira
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. 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 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
Cataloging source
TEFBT
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Kadohata, Cynthia
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by Elaina Erika Davis
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Davis, Elaina Erika
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  • Sisters
  • Friendship
  • Japanese Americans
  • Death
  • Sisters
  • Friendship
  • Japanese Americans
  • Death
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
504892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each)
Isbn
9780307281890
Isbn Type
:
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
681A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307281890
  • (Sirsi) ADR-0801
Label
Kira-kira, Cynthia Kadohata
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
504892
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
4 audio discs (approximately 72 min. each)
Isbn
9780307281890
Isbn Type
:
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
681A
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780307281890
  • (Sirsi) ADR-0801

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