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Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
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Jan 26, 2011

really liked it
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

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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