ABOUT CYNTHIA LEITICH SMITH

  • Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestselling and award-winning author of Hearts Unbroken, the Tantalize series and the Feral series (Candlewick/Walker). She also is the award winning author of books for younger kids, including Jingle Dancer, Rain Is Not My Indian Name and Indian Shoes (HarperCollins). Cynthia is on the faculty of the MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts and on the honorary advisory board of We Need Diverse Books. The Austin chapter of SCBWI has instituted the Cynthia Leitich Smith Mentor Award in her honor.

ARTIST STATEMENT


  • Any child can be a hero that everybody cheers!

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