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

A Place I Belong
Half a World Away
The Thing About Luck
A Million Shades of Gray
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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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Huck Finn

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’s your greatest fear?

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

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Empathy, strength, creativity

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