Book Review of Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book)

Kira-Kira (Newbery Medal Book)
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Another good Newbery winner, this is the story of Japanese children Katie and her older sister Lynn, second generation Japanese-Americans born in Iowa whose family later moved to Georgia. It is a simple story, told from young Katie's point of view, of two young minority girls trying to fit in a white world in the 50's and 60's. Their parents work hard to afford a house of their own, and when Lynn becomes seriously ill the toll on the family is even harder, and Katie has to grow up pretty fast.