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Kira kira: glittering shining
The book that I read was called Kira Kira
Kira Kira means glittering or shining in Japanese.
Kira Kira is about a girl named Katie and her older sister Lynn they are Japanese. They live in a Japanese community in Iowa. Katie and her sister are very close and love each other a lot. Then one day there Dad and their Mom decide to join their uncle (their father's brother) as they move to Georgia.
In Georgia there are only thirty one other Japanese people in the whole community. Only one of the Japanese family's own a house that is their uncle. The rest live in an apartment. When Katie and her family move to Georgia they too live in a apartment. Where lynn and her mother can only dream of the house that they want. To keep the family up and running while saving for there dream house both parent's most work overtime.
While all of this craziness is going on the mother has a baby what ELSE could change? Well, there is one more change to this story, Lynn, Katie's sister falls EXTREMELY ill so ill she is in the house almost all of the time. Now that Lynn is so sick and the parent's are working all of the time Katie has to take care of Lynn. And when Lynn dies katie has to remind the family that the future can still be Kira Kira, Glittering!
I loved the book Kira Kira and I think that you will to!
Article posted February 4, 2010 at 10:01 AM •
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