Cindy Baldwin

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Cindy Baldwin is a Carolina girl who moved to the opposite coast and is gamely doing her part in keeping Portland weird. As a middle schooler, she kept a book under her bathroom sink to read over and over while fixing her hair or brushing her teeth, and she dreams of someday writing just that kind of book. Her debut middle grade novel, WHERE THE WATERMELONS GROW, received multiple starred reviews and was named an Indies Introduce/Indie Next pick for 2018.

(PS, Goodreads friends! I am no longer accepting friend requests on Goodreads, but love to meet new users and typically follow back if you click the "follow" button on my author profile!)

Average rating: 4.2 · 987 ratings · 286 reviews · 2 distinct worksSimilar authors
Where the Watermelons Grow

4.19 avg rating — 985 ratings — published 2018 — 5 editions
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Beginners Welcome

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — expected publication 2020 — 2 editions
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Revision Breakdown Part 3: Doing the Deed

Making notes on the hard copy of my 2020 book
So, remember how last summer I was working on a series of blog posts about my revision process? I got two posts into that three-part series and then got busy, and... um... never finished. Oops.

Since it's better to post a year and a half late than to never post at all, here is the final step in my personal revision process! You can refresh your memor... Read more of this blog post »
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Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Start a Club by Accident by Julie Falatko
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A Duke by Default by Alyssa Cole
" Cindy wrote: "I wanted to see those things and to see her parents realize that they'd been jerks to her!"

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A fantastic conclusion to the duology.
More of Cindy's books…
“You might have to live with this fear inside you for a long time.”
Cindy Baldwin, Where the Watermelons Grow

“It was going to be okay, because even if I didn’t have my own mama right now, I had a life—and a town—full of other mamas who were looking out for me.”
Cindy Baldwin, Where the Watermelons Grow

“No sickness in the world could make my mama’s love for us less real. And none of us had to get through any of it on our own.”
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What book should we read in October?

This is a coming-in-second-place poll. We will vote on all the books that came in second place throughout the year.

You may still write in titles, provided the book is a 2019 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  22 votes 30.6%

 
  15 votes 20.8%

The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor (write-in)
 
  12 votes 16.7%

 
  9 votes 12.5%

 
  6 votes 8.3%

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor (write-in)
 
  3 votes 4.2%

Where the WAtermeons Grow (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.8%

Mad Wolf’s Daughter by Diane Magras (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.4%

The truth as told by mason buttle (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.4%

Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.4%

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