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Cindy Pon
Cindy Pon

Cindy Pon is the author of Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow), which was named one of the Top Ten Fantasy and Science Fiction Books for Youth by the American Library Association’s Booklist and one of 2009′s best Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror by VOYASerpentine and Sacrifice (Month9Books), which were both Junior Library Guild selections and received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Kirkus, respectively; and WANT (Simon Pulse), also a Junior Library Guild selection, is a near-future thriller set in Taipei. RUSE, the sequel, released on 3/19/19. She is the cofounder of Diversity in YA with Malinda Lo. Cindy is also a Chinese brush-painting student of nearly two decades. Learn more about her books and art at

Book Title(s):

Ruse (Simon Pule, 2018)

Want (Simon Pulse, 2017)

Serpentine (Month9, 2015)

Sacrifice (Month9, 2016)

Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow, 2009)

Fury of the Phoenix (Greenwillow, 2011)

Diverse Energies (Tu Books, 2012)

Because You Love to Hate Me (Bloomsbury, 2017)

A Thousand Beginnings and Endings (Greenwillow, 2018)

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

Junior Library Guild selection

Andre Norton finalist

Hong Kong Golden Dragon Book Award Silver Medal

Sakura Medal finalist

Red Dot Award finalist

Florida Teens Read finalist

Freeman Book Award honorable mention

Age Categories:
Young Adult
Fantasy, Science Fiction
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