Carmen Agra Deedy: 2017 National Book Celebration

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Carmen Agra Deedy goes over “The Rooster Who Would Not Be Peaceful!” at the 2017 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

Speaker Biography: Children’s book author and writer Carmen Agra Deedy has actually won more than a lots awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her household in 1963 throughout the after-effects of the Cuban Revolution. Deedy started composing as a young mom and writer whose NPR commentaries on “All Things Considered” were gathered and launched under the title “Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia.” Her other works consist of “14 Cows for America,” “The Cheshire Cheese Cat,” “Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale,” “The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark” and “The Library Dragon.” Her newest book is “The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!”.

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