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Newbery Medal Best Novel
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.

Luminous in its persistence of love and hope, Kira-Kira is Cynthia Kadohata's stunning debut in middle-grade fiction.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Kira-kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 1-4352-6489-4 / 978-1-4352-6489-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-04-25
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December 2006 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Junior Library Guild Selection (Prebound))
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 1-4177-6917-3 / 978-1-4177-6917-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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December 2006 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-7569-6789-9 / 978-0-7569-6789-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-7862-7616-9 / 978-0-7862-7616-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kira-kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-439-79941-4 / 978-0-439-79941-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scholastic Press
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February 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book)
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-689-85639-3 / 978-0-689-85639-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira. Cynthia Kadohata
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 1-4169-1045-X / 978-1-4169-1045-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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December 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-689-85640-7 / 978-0-689-85640-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 1-56644-143-9 / 978-1-56644-143-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Educational Impression
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Audio Editions

August 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-307-28188-4 / 978-0-307-28188-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2005 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2005 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-307-28186-8 / 978-0-307-28186-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2005 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Kira - Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
ISBN: 0-307-28189-2 / 978-0-307-28189-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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Kindle Editions

June 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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June 2008 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Kira-Kira
Author(s): Cynthia Kadohata
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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