Cynthia Grady

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Cynthia Grady

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Author of Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind; I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery; and Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song. Cynthia Grady is a former teacher and children's librarian, who now lives and writes in New Mexico. She's had poems and essays published in literary, library, and educational journals.

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Cynthia Grady If I start each day with a walk along the river and surrounding trails, I don't have any trouble dashing off a poem. But, if my day gets ahead of me…moreIf I start each day with a walk along the river and surrounding trails, I don't have any trouble dashing off a poem. But, if my day gets ahead of me and I don't get my walk in, I'm in trouble. If that's the case, I 1) go for a nice hike, 2) swim laps, or 3) start a sewing project. Whenever I sew, I get the itch to write, so I have piles of unfinished sewing projects!(less)
Cynthia Grady I have a couple of different projects in the works right now. I'm working on a new collection of poetry for a picture book, a verse novel, and a short…moreI have a couple of different projects in the works right now. I'm working on a new collection of poetry for a picture book, a verse novel, and a short chapter book. I think over these summer months one will start clamoring for more attention, and when that happens, I'll put the others aside.
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In early June, New Mexico author Caroline Starr Rose wrote an intriguing, inspiring post– she displayed her “writing journey in numbers.” I decided to do the same to see how far I’ve come, because, as we all know, this writing life is filled with ups and downs.



I’ve been writing with the serious intent of publication for more than 25 years. And it started out so well! The first picture book man...

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Write to Me by Cynthia Grady
"Fantastic book to introduce children to the Japanese internment in America. Beautiful illustrations as well. This made me proud to be a librarian and proud of this sweet lady's heart.

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Write to Me by Cynthia Grady
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"World War 2 is a popular subject in books, games, and movies. A large proportion of its aspects have been examined and explored - the effects of food, propaganda, weather, weapons, etc have been scrutinised and theorised. Even the exploits and vic..." Read more of this review »
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What she misses most is yesterday’s farm,
when she was as cold-hardy as her chickens.

Their plumage bursting with color,
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