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Deedy reads from her latest book and talks about her Cuban heritage.
Carmen Agra Deedy, children's book author and storyteller, was born in Havana and emigrated from Cuba to the United States with her family in 1963. She has won numerous awards for her work. Her latest book, "Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" (Peachtree, 2007), is being released in English and Spanish. Deedy will appear in the Children's Pavilion.
About the 2007 National Book Festival
The 2007 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress and hosted by First Lady Laura Bush was held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.