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Cynthia Kadohata

  • Watch out for life ... It's harder than it looks.

  • ... if you hated white people, they would just hate you back, and nothing would change in the world; and if you didn't hate them after the way they treated you, you would end up hating yourself, and nothing would change that way, either. So it was no good to hate them, and it was no good not to hate them. So nothing changed.

  • ... you could see the roads crisscrossing over the fields. When cars went by, far away, the beams were so bright they seemed to be ropes of light pulling the cars behind.

Cynthia Kadohata, U.S. children's writer, Newbery winner

(1956)