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Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
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Mar 11, 11

bookshelves: 2011, addresses-race-issue, death-and-grief, fiction, historical-fiction, japanese, mid-west, young-adult, newbery-medal
Recommended to Bonnie by: Alisa Ashby
Recommended for: Natalie
Read from January 01 to March 09, 2011, read count: 1

A bittersweet book of a Japanese American family that lives in, and just barely out, of poverty as they search for establishing a life of substance, and giving their terminally-ill daughter a better value of life than they can afford, going against their principles of not going into debt to buy a home to fulfill the dream of their daughter(s).

Lovely story amongst sad circumstances. This family has it hardly better than the Dust Bowl families.

Well deserving of the Newbery Medal.
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