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, Half a World Away, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her hockey-playing son and dog in West Covina, California.

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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. What’s your greatest flaw?

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

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. like, you know, I mean

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

A. Empathy, strength, creativity

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I'm always chewing on something -- ice, carrots, gum, whatever

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