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Film, Video Carmen Agra Deedy

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  • Carmen Agra Deedy


  • Master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy presents stories for the entire family.

Event Date

  • August 19, 2020


  • -  Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known storyteller represented in multiple American Folklife Center collections, and the author of twelve books for children, including "The Library Dragon," "Martina the Beautiful Cockroach" and the New York Times bestseller "14 Cows for America." She is an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, as well as the Library of Congress, Columbia University and the Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. She has appeared many times at the National Book Festival, and told stories in the 2016 Homegrown series. She is also a collector of oral histories. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR's All Things Considered. Funny, insightful and frequently irreverent, Deedy's narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children's program, "Love That Book!"

Running Time

  • 25 minutes 55 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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