Kira-Kira Summary
Cynthia Kadohata

Everything you need to understand or teach Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata.

  • Kira-Kira Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
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  • 30 Kira-Kira Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

Kira-Kira Summary

Cynthia Kadohata's Kira-Kira, published in 2004, is the story of a young Japanese American girl growing up in the 1950s. This is Kadohata's first book for young adults, following several adult novels. It highlights the work and life experiences of Japanese Americans in the pre-Civil Rights era, as well as their struggles to achieve the American dream. The novel explores the relationship between individual and community identity. In Kira-Kira, community helps to define the...

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Study Pack

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Kira-Kira Study Guide

Lesson Plan

Kira-Kira Lesson Plans contain 134 pages of teaching material, including: