TITLE: Carmen Agra Deedy: Book Fest 07
SPEAKER: Carmen Agra Deedy
EVENT DATE: 2007/09/29
RUNNING TIME: 20 minutes
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Carmen Agra Deedy in a presentation at the 2007 National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.
Speaker Biography: Children's book author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy was born in Havana, Cuba, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1963, during the aftermath of the Cuban Revolution. She has written numerous best-selling books for children, including "The Yellow Star" (2000), which won a Christopher Award and a Parents' Choice Gold Award. Her newest picture book, "Martina, the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale" (Peachtree, 2007), is being released in English and Spanish. She lives in the Atlanta, Ga., area.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2007