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  • Kira-Kira

  • By: Cynthia Kadohata
  • Narrated by: Elaina Erika Davis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 99
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 96

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Emotional Rollercoaster

  • By Chris on 08-27-05

Touching Story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-16

The life and struggles of a family trying to make it as Japanese Americans in a time when fear and discrimination hindered their place in America.