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
A Million Shades of Gray
Outside Beauty
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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 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Empathy, strength, creativity

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. my boyfriend

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. tacos

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

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

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