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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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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth. (Gandhi)

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

A. singing

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

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

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

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

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Kazakhstan

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