Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal–winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winner Weedflower, Cracker!, Outside Beauty, A Million Shades of Gray, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.

Books by this Author

Half a World Away
The Thing About Luck
The Thing About Luck
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. (Gandhi)

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, It's a Wonderful World, Smooth, Like a Rolling Stone, Badlands

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I can't say, because I don't want to tempt fate.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I wouldn't mind knowing what it's like to be a beloved dog.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. like, you know, I mean


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