Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2017 National Book Festival


  • Children's Green Stage
    Saturday, September 2
    12:30 pm - 12:55 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 2
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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. 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.” Her other works include “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 most recent book is “The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!” (Scholastic).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Carmen Agra Deedy

Photo by Irene Young