Cynthia Rylant

June 6th, 1954/ Hopewell, Virginia
1993-wins medal for “Missing May”.
She was an only child.
Went to public schools in West Virginia.
Earlier life-unhappy, parents fought a lot, father was alcoholic.
AT 4 yrs. Old her mother left her father.
Always did well in school, enjoyed band class.
Graduated a degree in English in 1975 and went to graduate school.
Loved animals as a child.
Favorite thing to do- go to the movies in the afternoon.
Loves being a writer, wants to leave something on earth to make it a little brighter, prettier and stronger.
Loves sending her books to friends and relatives.
She got a masters degree in 1976 from Marshall University.
After graduate school, Rylant got a job in a library and worked in the childrens section, and there she found what she was going to do for her life.
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"Cynthia Rylant." Biography for Beginners--All Authors. 2005: 188-198. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 14 Sep 2011


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