Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Cynthia L. Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD C:YA

Born: 1967 in Kansas City

Sites:


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


Awards

-- 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''.