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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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SEP 23
5:00 PM
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BLUE WILLOW BOOKSHOP
14532 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079
SEP 24
10:00 AM
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BOOK PEOPLE BOOKSTORE
*Daytime school events on 9/24 & 9/25
603 North Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
SEP 26
6:30 PM
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BOOKS INC.
1760 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Empathy, strength, creativity

Q. What do you regret most?

A. not adopting two kids instead of just one

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. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Huck Finn

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