Cynthia Rylant

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Birthday
6, 1954
Birthplace
Hopewell, WV
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
6, 1954 (age 64)
Birthplace
Hopewell, WV

About

American children's writer who won a Newbery Medal for her 1993 book, Missing May. Her other acclaimed children's books include A Fine White Dust, I Had Seen Castles, and the Cobblestreet Cousins and Annie & Snowball series.

Before Fame

Her debut work, When I Was Young in the Mountains (1982), describes her childhood in the Appalachian region of West Virginia. She later received degrees from Morris Harvey College and Marshall University.

Trivia

Her novel, A Fine White Dust, was a Newbery Honor winner in 1987.

Family Life

She was raised by her grandparents after her parents divorced when she was four years old. Her brief marriage to a University of Akron professor produced a son named Nathaniel.

Associated With

She won the Newbery Medal in 1993, one year before Lois Lowry won the same award for The Giver.