Cynthia Voigt

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Cynthia Voigt is an American author of books for young adults dealing with various topics such as adventure, mystery, racism and child abuse.


Awards:
Angus and Sadie: the Sequoyah Book Award (given by readers in Oklahoma), 2008
The Katahdin Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Anne V. Zarrow Award, for lifetime achievement, 2003
The Margaret Edwards Award, for a body of work, 1995
Jackaroo: Rattenfanger-Literatur Preis (ratcatcher prize, awarded by the town of Hamlin in Germany), 1990
Izzy, Willy-Nilly: the Young Reader Award (California), 1990
The Runner: Deutscher Jungenliteraturpreis (German young people's literature prize), 1988
Zilverengriffel (Silver Pen, a Dutch prize), 1988
Come a Stranger: the Judy Lopez Medal (given by readers in Cal
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Cynthia Voigt I employ denial, for which I have a genetic predisposition. Sometimes, I negotiate a deal with myself--write a paragraph, then you can get in the car …moreI employ denial, for which I have a genetic predisposition. Sometimes, I negotiate a deal with myself--write a paragraph, then you can get in the car and go buy yourself a present. Usually that works, and once started I just blither on, quite happily, writer's block circumvented.(less)
Cynthia Voigt No, they are names I chose because they seemed to me to match the personalities I was imagining. I think I'd still choose exactly the same ones, espec…moreNo, they are names I chose because they seemed to me to match the personalities I was imagining. I think I'd still choose exactly the same ones, especially Dicey.(less)
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“She couldn’t get any farther away inside from her skin. She couldn’t get away.”
Cynthia Voigt, When She Hollers

“Rebellion is necessary for development of character.”
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“She looked at her hand: Just some hand, holding a cheap pen. Some girls’ hand. She had nothing to do with that hand. Let that hand do whatever it wanted to.”
Cynthia Voigt, When She Hollers




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