辛西亞‧卡朵哈達(Cynthia Kadohata)因為這本書Kira-kira獲得2005年童書界最大獎紐伯瑞金牌獎。她擅長書寫寧靜但卻充滿力量的故事，直到闔上書，讀者都還可以感覺到字裡行間縈繞不去的感染力。 kira-kira (kee ra kee ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- kira-kira -- in the future.