Kira Helps A Friend by Lana Tanaka Shuff

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Published by Outskirts Press .

Written in English

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  • Social Issues - Values,
  • Juvenile Fiction / Social Situations / Values,
  • Children"s Books/All Ages

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11969506M
ISBN 101432708104
ISBN 109781432708108

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Lana Price: $ Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and PEN America Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, Half a World Away, Checked, A Place to Belong, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating ed on: Decem   Write a haiku titled "Kira-Kira" that Katie might write and dedicate to Lynn after her family returns from the west coast.

• It is a Japanese custom to purchase souvenirs (or omiyage) from places they have : Atheneum Books for Young Readers. 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 Ly/5.

Kira-Kira in Japanese meaning glittering or shining. The novel follows some serious subject matter and themes, including the death of a close friend.

Reception of the book was widely positive, with the Kirkus Review writing that "The vivid writing and the portrayal of a. Kira-Kira is a young adult novel by Cynthia won the Newberry Medal for children's literature in The book's plot is about a Japanese-American family living in main character and narrator of the story is a girl named Katie Takeshima, the middle child in a Japanese-American family.

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The Lovely and Kira Helps A Friend book Lost, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. How this book stands out: Kira must overcome her own past as. This book, Kira-Kira is about a Japanese family, the Takeshima family.

This family lived in Iowa, then moved to Georgia after the dad lost his job, in Iowa. The book is mainly about two sisters, Lynn and Katie, and how they always stick together.

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After reading Kira-Kira,I had found my new favourite author. Kadohata had touched both myself and a good friend of mine. My friend was in tears at the end of the book. I could understand why she wept for I too felt touched by Kadohata's book. Kadohata filled every chapter with such strong emotions and used such colourful vocabulary.

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Katie does her best to remember Lynn's "Kira-Kira" (glittering; shining) view on life. Theme: The theme of this book is love and hope.

Since Katie and Lynn care about their family, their love helps their problems. Their hope brings luck. Reaction: I loved this book. I have Kira Helps A Friend book admit I cried at certain times.

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She was once a lost girl, wandering in the woods, more animal than human. Kira was adopted years ago, but she can’t. Lynn is a hard worker and an amazing sister to Katie. Katie's life would not be as special if Lynn did not take care of her. She is very independent and likes to hang out with her best friend Amber.

She is a fun loving, hard working girl. No matter what the case is, Lynn helps her. A Guide for Reading Groups. KIRA - KIRA. By Cynthia Kadohata. About the Book. Katie Takeshima is about to enter kindergarten in the s, when her parents close their Oriental foods grocery store in Iowa and move to Chesterfield, Georgia to work in a chicken hatchery.

Kira-Kira Homework Help Questions. What is the main climax of the novel and how does it resolve the main conflict in the novel. Kira-Kira tells the story of Katie and Lynn, young, Japanese. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a American romantic comedy-drama film, written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, in her feature directorial film stars Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as a pair of strangers who meet and form an unexpected bond as they help each other find closure in their lives before an asteroid wipes out all life on Earth.

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She clutched her books to her chest as she walked, and kept looking at the ground. She was sad, and that was for a lot of reasons. She walked to the school. She stopped and waited for the first bell to ring. Parents need to know that Kira-Kira is a story about a poor Japanese-American family living in the South during the s.

Katie's sister becomes deathly ill with lymphoma, and it tears the family apart. The family encounters racism, although narrator Katie is matter-of-fact about it and only gradually realizes the limitations she'll face because of it.

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. The book Gathering Blue is the story of a young weaver named Kira who lives in a community.

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In fact, research suggests that friendships can help us find purpose and meaning, stay healthy, and live longer. The intimacy, support, equality, and emotional bonds we have in our friendships are unique. Chapter 1. My sister, Lynn, taught me my first word: kira-kira.I pronounced it ka-a-ahhh, but she knew what I -kira means "glittering" in Japanese.

Lynn told me that when I was a baby, she used to take me onto our empty road at night, where we would lie on our backs and look at the stars while she said over and over, "Katie, say 'kira-kira, kira-kira.'". Kira-Kira seems as a word used to just mean something glittering, but to Lynn and Katie it is much more its more of a way to admire everything that they have around them.

It's also a way in which they express how they feel and how they can make something as ordinary as a box of tissues seem wonderful. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata About the Book. Katie Takeshima is about to enter kindergarten in the s, when her parents close their Oriental foods grocery store in Iowa and move to Georgia to work in a chicken hatchery.

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/5().

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