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Cynthia Irving Voigt '59

Cynthia Irving Voigt '59 is an award-winning young adult fiction writer. For more than 20 years Voigt was a classroom teacher, which served as an inspiration for her to write stories for school-age children.
Cynthia Irving Voigt '59 is a young adult fiction writer. After Dana Hall, Voigt attended Smith College and then became a teacher. For more than 20 years Voigt was in the classroom, which served as an inspiration to write stories for school age children.

Voigt's work includes: Homecoming, Dicey's Song, A Solitary Blue, Building Blocks, The Runner, Jackaroo, and Izzy and Willy-NillyVoigt’s books have been translated into six languages. In 1996, her novel Homecoming was adapted to film.

Voigt was honored with many awards, including: the 1983 Newbery Medal, the 1984 Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers Association, and the 1995 Margaret Edwards Award. In 1989, Voigt received the Dana Hall Distinguished Alumna Award.
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