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Cynthia Kadohata


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'Blade Runner' and the Dystopic Los Angeles

In print in the early 1990s were Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash, Cynthia Kadohata's In the Heart of the Valley of Love, and Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, all depicting a near-future Los Angeles fragmenting into enclaves and drifting toward chaos ...

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What a Forgotten Kids' Book Reveals About US Publishing

The Atlantic
Only two other Asian Americans have won the Newbery—Linda Sue Park, in 2002 for A Single Shard, and Cynthia Kadohata, in 2005 for Kira-Kira. “There are contentious, ongoing conversations regarding the lack of diversity among award winners,” said ...

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Authors to Gather for Inaugural Little Tokyo Book Festival

The Rafu Shimpo
Cynthia Kadohata is the author of “Kira-Kira” (winner of the Newbery Medal), “Weedflower,” “Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam,” “The Thing About Luck” (winner of the National Book Award), and “Half a World Away.” She is currently writing a novel about ...

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Wisdom From YA Authors On Leaving Home: Cynthia Kadohata

CYNTHIA KADOHATA: I love dogs a lot, so I wrote a book called "Cracker!" about the dogs who served in Vietnam. MARTIN: Kadohata was 17 years old when she dropped out of high school. For the next few years, she lived at home in LA and went to ...

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