This biography introduces readers to Cynthia Kadohata, the Newbery Medal winning author of Kira-Kira. She is also the author of A Million Shades of Gray, Outside Beauty, Weedflower, Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam, and other young adult and adult novels. Readers will learn about Kadohata's early life in the South, the influence of her Japanese heritage, her struggle to get short stories published in magazines, her switch to young adult fiction, and the inspiration for her award-winning books. Easy-to-read text and full-color photos highlight Kadohata's childhood, family, education, and life as an author.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007030, JNF063000, JNF011000|
|Subject||Biographies, Language Arts|
|Number of Pages||24|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||8 x 8|
|Guided Reading Level||P|
|ATOS Reading Level||4.3|
|ATOS Interest Level||MG|
|Accelerated Reader® Quiz||157344|
|Accelerated Reader® Points||0.5|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Children's Authors Set 7 – School Library Journal
These biographies provide clear and concise information for reports and may inspire aspiring writers by focusing on the authors’ childhoods, overcoming obstacles, and dedication to writing. . . . They are good additions where similar biographies are in demand.
Cynthia Kadohata (Children's Authors) – Booklist
This new addition to the extensive Children’s Authors series highlights the highs and lows of Newbery Medal winner Kadohata’s life and writing career. Starting with information about her writing technique, the narrative then delves into events throughout her life, focusing on those that most affected her writing. . . . The small square format with its graceful arrangement and pleasing design will appeal to those with an assignment as well as those who simply want to find out more about the author of a favorite book. There are ample photographs both of Kadohata and images related to her past. The accompanying text, in an appealingly large font, is concise, with most of the chapters only two pages in length. . .