Skip to main content alibris logo

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 America Award winner Weedflower , Cracker! , Outside Beauty , A Million Shades of Gray , Half a World Away , Checked , A Place to Belong , Saucy , and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World . She lives with her dog and hockey-playing son in California. Visit her online at