Cricket Readers Recommend


by Cynthia Kadohata

Kira-Kira is a book about a small Japanese family growing up in Georgia in the 1950s.  Lynn and Katie Takeshima are some of the only Japanese people living in Georgia at the time, and they have to deal with prejudice.  But Lynn, Katie's older sister has a great bond with Katie.  She teaches her that she should keep her head held high.  Then, one day, Lynn becomes ill and the whole Takeshima family starts to fall apart.  Katie must help the family stand strong and stay together.  She must show them that there is always something bright in the future.

Average: 4.5 (11 votes)
submitted by Rachel W., age 12
(May 11, 2009 - 5:27 pm)

I loved this book, even though it was so sad... I'm amazed anyone else has read it, though, no one else I know has.

submitted by Ima Bookworm, age 10
(May 25, 2009 - 1:40 pm)

I also found the book sad.

submitted by Meredith A., age 11, White Plains, N
(June 16, 2009 - 8:28 pm)

This book was awesome, but it was so sad.......(sniffle,sniffle). I would recomend reading it in your spare time.

submitted by Sophie T., age 12, Buchanan, MI
(November 15, 2009 - 5:53 pm)