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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

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’s your best quality?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I'm a very lenient mother of both my son and my dog.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Huck Finn

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my boyfriend

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