Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Smith  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1967 in Kansas City

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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.


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 .

Speaking Engagements

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Indian shoes /
ISBN: 0060295317. OCLC Number: 47658844

HarperCollins,. .

Together with Grampa, Ray Halfmoon, a Seminole-Cherokee boy, finds creative and amusing solutions to life's challenges.

Tantalize /
ISBN: 076364059X. OCLC Number: 62738692

Candlewick Press,. .

When multiple murders in Austin, Texas, threaten the grand re-opening of her family's vampire-themed restaurant, seventeen-year-old, orphaned Quincie worries that her best friend-turned-love interest, Kieren, a werewolf-in-training, may be the prime suspect.

Wedding & love fake book :
ISBN: 0793514096. OCLC Number: 31946793

Hal Leonard Pub. Corp.,. .

Chiefly songs, with words and unacc. melodies with chord symbols; includes also some instrumental works, with melody and chord symbols.