Cynthia Kadohata

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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
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Biographies, Language Arts
Copyright 2013
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Season 2013-01-01
ISBN 9781617835759, 9781614809340
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 813
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Lexile 680
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.3
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 157344
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Reviewed
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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. . .

Author: Jill C. Wheeler