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Cynthia Kadohata

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Cynthia Kadohata was born on July 2, 1956. She is a Japanese American author of children's books. Kadohata won the Newbery Medal in 2005 for her title, Kira-Kira. She also won a PEN award in 2006 for Weedflower and in 2013 she won the U.S. National Book Award for The Thing About Luck. Kadohata was näytä lisää born in Chicago, Illinois, and was a high school drop out. She attained a BA in Journalism from the University of Southern California and went on to attend graduate programs at the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Kira-Kira (2004) 3,082 kappaletta
Weedflower (2006) 918 kappaletta
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam (2007) 820 kappaletta
The Thing About Luck (2013) 502 kappaletta
A Million Shades of Gray (2009) 332 kappaletta
Outside Beauty (2008) 240 kappaletta
Half a World Away (2014) 239 kappaletta
A Place to Belong (2019) 187 kappaletta
The Floating World (1989) 138 kappaletta
Checked (2018) 131 kappaletta
Saucy (2020) 64 kappaletta
The Glass Mountains (1995) 21 kappaletta

Associated Works

Growing up Asian American: An Anthology (1993) — Avustaja — 102 kappaletta
Coming of Age in America: A Multicultural Anthology (1994) — Avustaja — 95 kappaletta
American Eyes: New Asian-American Short Stories for Young Adults (1994) — Johdanto; Avustaja — 84 kappaletta
The Literary Ghost: Great Contemporary Ghost Stories (1991) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Avustaja — 46 kappaletta

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Really impressed with this story. There is a lot of heartache and a few well illustrated simple pleasures, all told insimple but poetic language. The details of Japanese experience in the time and place added interest and I loved her flawed but honorable characters
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cspiwak | 142 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 6, 2024 |
I hated for this book to end, and, in fact, the ending is the only place I would quibble with it.. I felt like it was kind of abrupt and a bit dissatisfying (sequel coming maybe?).

Other than that, it was another showcase for Kadohata's mastery as a storyteller and word weaver. Although the story is told in third person, we are IN Sumiko's head, and we see the world so poignantly and honestly, with her eyes.

Even the least consequential characters are clear and real, and Kadohata has managed to tackle one of the most difficult, shameful chapters in American history with brushstrokes of beauty and light. When they say writers should "show not tell," this is the perfect example. She avoids being preachy, or maudlin manipulation. Instead, she lets the telling detail reveal the truth. I think this should be required reading for all middle school American children.
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BethOwl | 42 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |
I just loved this. I am reading lots more YAF and Juvenile Fiction these days, and this was a gem. The point of view of the little sister was pitch perfect, and seeing her family's life through her eyes was the ultimate example of "show, don't tell." It could have turned maudlin but it didn't. It could have been preachy but it wasn't.

It was an important story, beautifully told.
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BethOwl | 142 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 24, 2024 |
I almost didn't want to read it, but after the first few pages, I was hooked. The characters, especially Summer's Japanese grandparents, are funny and kind. While there is some nod the the characters Japanese heritage and culture, this book is more about first crushes, brothers with poor social function and OCD, mosquitoes and wheat harvesting. The relationships are full of the normal ups and downs and the unusual setting of a family of traveling combine harvesters was fascinating.
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mslibrarynerd | 32 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 13, 2024 |



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