Cynthia Kadohata

Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book "Kira-Kira, "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 has published numerous short stories in such literary journals as the "New Yorker, Ploughshares, Grand Street", and the "Mississippi Review". She lives with her son and dog in West Covina, California.