Cynthia Kodahata

Books by This Author


Age Level: 12-14

Two Japanese American sisters grow up in post World War II America in this Newbery winning book. Katie is the little sister to Lynn, and Lynn is her mentor and friend. When Lynn develops a terminal illness, Katie must try to keep her spirit alive and "kira-kira." This is also a wonderful audiobook. Personal challenges and family tragedy are set against the oppressive social climate of the South during the 1950s and early 1960s.