Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Cynthia Kadohata

Author of Kira-Kira

Includes the names: Cythia Kadohata, Kadohata Cynthia, by Cynthia Kadohata

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
6,115 (6,546)3423,468 (3.8)60
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 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)
— biography from Kira-Kira
… (more)
Kira-Kira 2,785 copies, 138 reviews
Weedflower 837 copies, 41 reviews
Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam 727 copies, 49 reviews
The Thing About Luck 439 copies, 29 reviews
A Million Shades of Gray 298 copies, 23 reviews
Outside Beauty 236 copies, 15 reviews
Half a World Away 195 copies, 16 reviews
A Place to Belong 147 copies, 7 reviews
The Floating World 125 copies, 3 reviews
Checked 99 copies, 4 reviews
Saucy 45 copies, 6 reviews

Cynthia Kadohata has 7 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (3.8)
0.5 1
1 13
1.5 5
2 58
2.5 22
3 274
3.5 87
4 405
4.5 47
5 259

Author pictures (2)


(see all 2 author pictures)

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Cynthia Kadohata is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Cynthia Kadohata is composed of 4 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 171,815,128 books! | Top bar: Always visible