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Cynthia Kadohata Papers

Identifier: CLRC-2038

Scope and Contents

The collection contains written production material for the Newbery Medal-winning novel Kira-Kira, including a corrected typescript, two corrected page proofs, and editorial correspondence.


  • 2002 - 2003


Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Cynthia Kadohata was born in Chicago, moved to Georgia with her family as a small child, and then moved again, to Arkansas, where she lived until she was nearly 9. She currently lives in Southern California. Her father was the son of Japanese immigrants who came to the United States in the 1920s. Her mother’s family were Californians who moved to Hawaii, but her mother eventually moved to Chicago. Cynthia Kadohata has a journalism degree from the University of Southern California. She enjoys traveling and feels she gets much of her “writing energy” from seeing the country.


.4 Cubic Feet (1 hollinger box)

Language of Materials



The Cynthia Kadohata Papers contains written production material for one young adult novel by Kadohata.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection is a gift from Cynthia Kadohata and was placed on permanent loan at the Children's Literature Research Collection.

Cynthia Kadohata Papers, 2002-2003
Jim Eyer
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Revision Statements

  • January 2017: Collection reprocessed and finding aid updated by Caitlin Marineau
  • June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area

Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library