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Kira-Kira door Cynthia Kadohata
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Kira-Kira (origineel 2004; editie 2006)

door Cynthia Kadohata

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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.
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Titel:Kira-Kira
Auteurs:Cynthia Kadohata
Info:Atheneum (2006), Paperback, 272 pages
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Kira-Kira door Cynthia Kadohata (2004)

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    Anonieme gebruiker: A beautiful realistic fiction novel about a young girl growing up to be hardened young women and the hardships, trials and tribulations she overcomes in the process.
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I would have rated this higher if it didn’t have language and references to s*x (especially since it is middle grade.)
Audiobook: narrator was excellent

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  libraryofemma | Apr 18, 2024 |
Really impressed with this story. There is a lot of heartache and a few well illustrated simple pleasures, all told insimple but poetic language. The details of Japanese experience in the time and place added interest and I loved her flawed but honorable characters ( )
  cspiwak | Mar 6, 2024 |
I just loved this. I am reading lots more YAF and Juvenile Fiction these days, and this was a gem. The point of view of the little sister was pitch perfect, and seeing her family's life through her eyes was the ultimate example of "show, don't tell." It could have turned maudlin but it didn't. It could have been preachy but it wasn't.

It was an important story, beautifully told. ( )
  BethOwl | Jan 24, 2024 |
Well, now it feels like winter in Seattle and I'm ready to read bummer books for the next eight months so my literary life can match the weather. First up, Kira-Kira, a book in which not much happens, and what does happen is mostly sad.

That's not much of an endorsement to start off, but you have to give author Kadohata mad props for her clear, elegant, perfectly constructed prose. Katie's voice was like a bright light, glittering in it's own kira-kira way. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator really did the work justice.

When this won the Newbery Medal in 2005, Award Committee Chair Susan Faust said, "Young readers will be drawn into a narrative that radiates hope from the inside out." I'm not sure I agree with her about the book radiating hope. I mostly found it depressing, but I thought it was depressing in a really beautiful way.

Take the premise. The Takeshima family lives in Georgia in the 1950s and are socially isolated from all but the few other Japanese-Americans in their town. Katie worships her older sister, Lynn, but Lynn becomes ill and her health deteriorates. Both Katie's parents work exhausting and degrading jobs in the poultry industry. Katie grows up watching her parents struggle to pay Lynn's medical bills and their mortgage. The book is full of her observations about life and her community.

It's definitely a good read, but a hard sell. It's tough to guess what ages are going to enjoy this book. It starts off sounding very young (Katie is just 5 or 6 in the beginning), but it doesn't have much of plot to keep young readers interested. Older readers may be put off by the main character being so young in the beginning, but they'll be more apt to appreciate this book's strengths and make it though to the end. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
3.5 stars. ( )
  CarolHicksCase | Mar 12, 2023 |
1-5 van 143 worden getoond (volgende | toon alle)
Have you ever been treated differently because of your heritage? Did your best friend/sister die when you were young? In this book a little girl named Katie goes through all of this. Kira-Kira is a beautiful piece of writing. The author Cynthia Kadohata did an amazing job on this book. She is an awesome writer. I love how it is from the perspective of a nine year old because it shows us what life growing up in that time was like for her

Kira-Kira is a beautiful piece of writing. The book takes place in the 1950’s in Georgia right after the war, so they are treated differently because they are Japanese. The protagonist of the story is Lynn. Lynn is smart and nice and thinks everything is beautiful. Katie is her sister. Katie is a helping bigger sister to her brother Sammy. When Katie’s mom is working she took care of her brother.

In Kira-Kira they are being treated differently. Katie’s whole family is affected. When they are getting a hotel room the lady was just being mean to them because they were Japanese.

In Kira-Kira the resolution was they had to deal with being treated differently. In the story the protagonist learned not to give up. Lynn kept on fighting until she couldn’t handle it. I learned how hard it was to grow up in the 1950’s

In conclusion I like the book Kira-Kira and I give it a 4 out of 5. The bad part about it was it was predictable. This book reminds me of when I was learning about Human rights. One strength of the book is when Katie and Lynn tried to help their parent save up money. One of the weakness when Lynn had a friend and had no time for Katie. Well I hope you like my opinion on Kira-Kira.
toegevoegd door Allisen | bewerkMs. Moore's Class, Allie (Apr 11, 2014)
 
Angie Rogers (Children's Literature)
This is the story of two Japanese-American sisters who move to rural Georgia from Iowa so that their parents can earn a better living. Katie, the younger sister from whose point of view the story is told, thinks that her sister Lynn is a genius who can do anything. As the story progresses and it becomes clear that the better living being earned by the parents means that they must work impossible schedules, it also becomes apparent that something is wrong with Lynn, who is often tired and sick. Lynn's greatest dream is for the family to move from the tiny apartment in which they live into their own house. When her parents, who never borrow money and do not trust banks, finally decide to get a loan to get Lynn's house, it is clear that her sickness must be serious. Finally, Katie's father tells her that Lynn has lymphoma. When Lynn finally dies, Katie assumes her role of keeping the family's dreams alive, despite the difficulties they are having emotionally and financially. This book would be especially good for students studying the aftermath of World War II on Japanese Americans. In addition, it would be excellent reading material for any student going through the loss of a family member. 2004, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, $15.95. Ages 11 up.

toegevoegd door kthomp25 | bewerkChildren's Literature, Angie Rogers
 
Eileen Kuhl (VOYA, August 2004 (Vol. 27, No. 3))
Kadohata's touching story of sibling devotion is a glittering tale, as its Japanese title suggests. Set in 1950s rural Georgia, it recounts the story of a Japanese American family struggling against prejudice and exhausting labor at a poultry factory in order to build a rewarding life. Told from the perspective of young Katie from the age of five through twelve years old, the story offers her humorous and innocent observations of her close family and the important life lessons that she learns from her adored older sister, Lynn, who has encouraged Katie to dream and to appreciate everyday things. The inseparable sisters plan to spend their futures always close together; however, everything changes when Lynn gets sick and is diagnosed with lymphoma. The prolonged illness overwhelms the emotionally devastated family. Katie's mother and father become distant and impatient under the weight of the medical bills that threaten their home, and Katie, who had always been cared for by her older sister, must now become the caretaker, causing bitterness, anger, and confusion for the first time. Middle school girls will relate to Katie, her heartfelt everyday concerns, and her agony when Lynn dies. In the end, she tries to honor her sister's memory through the valuable lessons that Lynn taught her and by always looking for the glitter, the kira-kira in life. Readers who enjoyed Sis Deans's Everyday and All the Time (Henry Holt, 2003/VOYA October 2003) or The Letters by Kazumi Yumoto (Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002/VOYA October 2002) will appreciate this lyrical story of coping with death. VOYA CODES: 4Q 3P M (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Will appeal with pushing; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8). 2004, Atheneum/S & S, 244p., $15.95. Ages 11 to 14.

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