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School Visit with Cynthia Kadohata

Event date: 
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 8:00am
Event address: 

Private Off-Site Event

Multiple award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata will be visiting schools with Once Upon A Time Bookstore. If you would like a book signed and personalized, please order at least 24 hours in advance.  

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About the Book: Twelve-year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.

Cynthia Kadohata author photo with dog

About the Author: Cynthia Kadohata is the author of the Newbery Medal-winning book Kira-Kira, the National Book Award winner The Thing About Luck, the Jane Addams Peace Award and Pen USA Award winnerWeedflowerCracker!, Outside BeautyA Million Shades of GrayHalf a World Away, and several critically acclaimed adult novels, including The Floating World. She lives with her hockey-playing son and dog in West Covina, California.

A Place to Belong Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481446648
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - May 14th, 2019

Checked Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Maurizio Zorat (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781481446624
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 12th, 2019

Checked Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Maurizio Zorat (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781481446617
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - February 6th, 2018

Kira-Kira Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780689856402
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2006

Kira-Kira Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780689856396
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - February 2004

The Thing About Luck Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781442474659
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 3rd, 2014

The Thing About Luck Cover Image
By Cynthia Kadohata, Julia Kuo (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781416918820
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - June 4th, 2013

Weedflower Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781416975663
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2009

Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781416906384
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 7th, 2008

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