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.

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My Life in 8 Words

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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’s your best quality?

A. I guess I just think I'm a nice person.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Huck Finn

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm always chewing on something -- ice, carrots, gum, whatever

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. singing

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