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Chi-Kira-Kira: Kadohata Cynthia

Average rating
4 out of 5
Based on 5,074 Ratings and 1,264 Reviews

Book Description
In Cynthia Kadohata's lively, lovely, funny and sad novel -- winner of the 2005 Newbery Medal -- the Japanese-American Takeshima family moves from Iowa to Georgia in the 1950s when Katie, the narrator, is just in kindergarten. Though her parents endure grueling conditions and impossible hours in the non-unionized poultry plant and hatchery where they work, they somehow manage to create a loving, s... More
Book Information
PublisherTai WAN Dong Fang
BindingHardcover (26 editions)
Reading LevelAll Ages
# of Pages272
Publication Date05/01/2006
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About Cynthia Kadohata (Author) : Cynthia Kadohata is a published author of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Cynthia Kadohata include Kira-Kira (Unabridged), Weedflower (Unabridged), Cracker!: T... more
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9/22/2008 Katherine Frey said: Beautifully written. Great for the classroom--Especially if you are looking for something multicultural & realistic.
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3/14/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: , I read

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11/27/2007 Maha Addasi tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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11/23/2007 jama rattigan tagged as: I recommend, Inspired me, I read

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9/17/2007 Christy Evers said: a touching story about a Japanese girl dealing with racism and her sisters illness and death. the first half of the book made me smile, the last half made me cry. Well worth reading. (even though I don't usually like books that make me cry)
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