Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy has won more than a dozen awards for her work. She was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. Her most recent books are "The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale" (Peachtree) and "The Library Dragon Book" (Peachtree). She is appearing with her husband, musician John McCutcheon, in a storytelling performance.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Carmen Agra Deedy

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