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Award winning author writes book inspired by Ellinwood family

Award winning author Cynthia Kadohata wrote about custom harvesting after visiting with the Hughes family in Ellinwood in a book called, “The Thing about Luck.” Kadohata received the National Book Award for the book. She spent several days in Ellinwood recently and spoke at the Ellinwood Cham...

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ELLINWOOD — Curious about life, about people and places, author Cynthia Kadohata, became fascinated with custom harvesting, and her book, “The Thing About Luck,” is loosely based on an Ellinwood family she met when receiving the “William Allen White Award.”
In 2010, Mikey Hughes of Ellinwood was nominated by Librarian Sharon Sturgis and Marquita Boehnke to present the “William Allen White Award” to Kadohata for her book, “Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam.”
Hughes was an Ellinwood Middle School student who introduced Kadohata at the Emporia awards ceremony. While in Emporia, the Hughes family and Kadohata visited about the custom harvesting ...

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