Cynthia Kadohata (born 1956 in ChicagoIllinois) is a Japanese American writer known for writing coming of age stories about Asian American women. Her first children's book, Kira-Kira, won the 2005 Newbery Award. Her first published short story appeared in The New Yorker in 1986. Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Official language(s) English Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 25th 149,998 kmÂ² 340 km 629 km 4. ... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ... The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children of the American Library Association (ALA) to the author of the most outstanding American book for children. ...
Weedflower, her second children's book, will be published in Spring 2006.
Novels by the author:
The Floating World, 1989.
In the Heart of the Valley of Love, 1992.
Education: BA in journalism from the University of Southern California; attended graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University.
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