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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Smith  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1967 in Kansas City


Illinois Connection

Smith lived in Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cynthia Leitich Smith is a New York Times best-selling author, a writing teacher, and a speaker. She writes fiction for children and young adults.

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Titles At Your Library


-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies and Selector's Choice 2001, TLA 2x2 Reading List 2001, Oklahoma Book Awards finalist, runner up Storyteller Award from Western Writers of America, Editor's Choice from Library Talk for ''Jingle Dancer''.