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Cynthia Voigt

Cynthia Voigt knows her young-adult audience well. Perhaps that is because she spent so many years with young people, both as a high school English teacher and as a mother of two. Born in Boston, Voigt graduated from Smith College in 1963 and went on to teach in Glen Burnie and Annapolis, Maryland. With the 1981 publication of Homecoming, Voigt achieved her long delayed ambition of becoming a writer. Since then she has published six more novels about the family featured in Homecoming. Dicey's Song won the Newbery Medal in 1983.