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

A Place I Belong
Half a World Away
The Thing About Luck
A Million Shades of Gray
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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 is your greatest achievement?

A. becoming a published writer

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

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

Q. What do you regret most?

A. not adopting two kids instead of just one

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Girls Just Want to Have Fun, It's a Wonderful World, Smooth, Like a Rolling Stone, Badlands