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 (Adult Storytelling) and a 1996 Parents’ Choice Gold Award.
Her children’s books have won numerous awards.
To learn more about Carmen Agra Deedy, visit her website at: https://carmenagradeedy.com/
The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet
Cheshire Cheese Cat
14 Cows for America
The Yellow Star
Martina the Beautiful Cockroach
The Library Dragon