Carmen Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of 12 books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times bestseller.  Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book! Deedy has been an invited speaker at venues that include Columbia University, The Library of Congress, TED, and the Kennedy Center.

Whenever Carmen tells stories, this Americanized Cuban Comet leaves a bright trail of laughter … and healing. – Kathryn Windham

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