Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant

About Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant, born June 6, 1954 in Virginia (USA) is an American poet and author. She has written over 100 children's books in English and Spanish. Her parents divorced when she was four years old and they lived without running water or electricity. She became an author including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She has received numerous awards in the United States for her books. A Fine White Dust published in 1987 won a Newbery Honor, and Missing May (1993) won a Newbery Medal. When I Was Young in the Mountains (1982) and The Relatives Came (1985) received Caldecott Honors. The Relatives Came and Appalachia: The Voices of Sleeping Birds (1991) are each Boston Globe / Horn Book Honor Books, as is Missing May, which deals with the loss of a loved one. A Kindness (1988), Soda Jerk (1990), and A Couple of Kooks and Other Stories about Love (1990) have each been named a 'Best Book of the Year for Young Adults' by the American Library Association.
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