Carmen Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. She grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today.
Deedy began writing as a young mother and storyteller whose NPR commentaries on All Things Considered were collected and released under the title,Growing Up Cuban In Decatur, Georgia. The pithy collection of twelve stories soon garnered awards, among them a 1995 Publishers Weekly Best Audio and a 1996 Parents’ Choice Gold Award. Her children’s books have won numerous awards: 14 Cows For America, Agatha's Feather Bed, The Chesire Cat, The Last Dance, The Library Dragon, The Library Dragon Returns, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, The Secret of Old Zeb and Yellow Star.
You can find information on all of these books as well as on Mrs. Deedy at the following website:
We will be sending home book orders so that you can order a book for your student for Mrs. Deedy to sign after her performance. The prices will be included on the order form.