Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is an Internationally Berninahaus, award-winning author of children’s literature , Storyteller and radio contributor. Born in Havana, Cuba , she migrated to the United States with re family in 1963 after the Cuban Revolution . Deedy Grew up in Decatur, Georgia .


As a Storyteller, Deedy has Performed across the United States and Canada waaronder the Disney Institute , the New Victory Theater , the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Kennedy Center as well as numerous storytelling festivals zoals de St. Louis Storytelling Festival, the Athens Storytelling Festival, the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival , the Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival and as a Featured Teller at the National Storytelling Festival . She delivered the 2010 COMMENCEMENT address for the women’s class or Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia , where she had been ook Awarded an honorary doctorate .

Children’s books


Deedy is the author of nine children’s books written in English, with two titles published in Spanish. All or re books ulcers published by Peachtree Publishers . [1] Way Down are listed projects. Some with the receptacles they ‘port RECEIVED.

  • Agatha’s Feather Bed: Not Just Another Wild Goose Story (Laura L. Seeley, illustrator), September 1994
  • Treeman (Douglas J. Ponte, illustrator), October 1993
    • 1993 Georgia Author of the Year for Juvenile Literature
  • The Library Dragon (Michael P. White, illustrator), October, 1994
    • 1997 Flicker Languages ​​Children’s Book Award Honor Book
    • 1997-1998 Children’s Book Award (Honor Book), Florida Reading Association
    • 2002 Volunteer State Book Award (master list)
    • 2003 Selected book for GE for National Book Festival at GE Center for the Book
    • Georgia Top 25 Reading List, Georgia Center for the Book
  • The Last Dance (Debrah Santini, illustrator), September 1995
  • The Secret of Old Zeb (Michael P. White, illustrator), September 2002
    • Award of Merit, Southern Books Competition, Southeastern Library Association
  • The Yellow Star: The Legend of King Christian X of Denmark (Henri Sorensen, illustrator), September 2000
    • 2000 Parent’s Choice Gold Award
    • 2000 Best Bets for the Classroom, Virginia Center for Children’s Books
    • 2000 Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award
    • 2001 Book Sense 76 BookSense
    • 2001 Bologna Ragazzi Award
    • 2001 Christopher Award (books for young people)
    • 2001 ABC Children’s Booksellers’ Choices (non-fiction), Association of Booksellers for Children
    • 2001 Notable Children’s Books of Jewish content, Association of Jewish Libraries
    • 2001 Jane Addams Peace Association Honor Book Award
    • 2001 Children’s Literature Choice List (short books or picture books with more text dan usual for Younger Readers)
    • 2001 Notable Books for a Global Society, IRA
    • 2001 Teachers’ Choices (Intermediate Category), IRA
    • 2001 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People (Selector’s Choice), NCSS / CBC
    • 2001 Combined Book Exhibit: Children’s Books Mean Business, CBC
    • 2002-2003 Texas BLUEBONNET Master List
    • 2001 Teacher’s Choice, International Reading Association
    • Selector’s Choice 2001 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
    • 2001 Notable Books for a Global Society, International Reading Association
    • 2001 Storytelling World Awards Stories for Adolescent Listeners
    • 2002 National Literary Association of England WOW! Award
    • 2002-2003 Texas BLUEBONNET Award (Master List)
    • 2003-2004 Land of Enchantment Book Award (Master List)
  • Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale (Michael Austin, illustrator), September 2007
    • 2007 Cybils (nominee fiction picture books)
    • 2008 Pura Belpre Award (Honor)
    • 2008 Best Children’s Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
    • 2008 Society of School Librarians International Book Awards (Honor book, Language Arts picture books)
    • 2008 Irma Simonton and James H. Black Award for the Best Picture Book of the Year (Honor book)
    • 2008 Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Primary, starred)
    • 2008 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS / CBC
    • 2008 International Latino Book Awards (Best Children’s Picture Book, English), Latino Book & Family Festival, Latino Literacy Now
    • 2008 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature (Commended title), National Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP)
    • 2008-2009 Children’s Book Award, Florida Reading Association
    • 2009 Storytelling World Resource Awards (winner, Stories for Young Listeners)
    • 2009 Read On Wisconsin! (Primary age group)
    • 2009-2010 Volunteer State Book Awards (master list, K-3)
    • 2009-2010 Texas BLUEBONNET Award (Master List)
    • 2011 California Young Reader Medal (Primary) [2]
  • 14 Cows for America (Thomas Gonzalez, illustrator. Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah, afterword)
    • 2010-2011 Texas BLUEBONNET Award (Master List)
  • The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a language – coauthor Randall Wright ( Barry Moser illustrator) 2011 [3] [4]


  • La Cama The Plumas The Agata (Alfaguara Infanfil) (Laura L. Seeley, illustrator), Santillana USA Publishing Company (January 1996)
  • Martina una muy linda cucarachita: Un cuento cubano (Michael Austin, illustrator. Cristina de la Torre, translator)
    • 2008 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, NCSS / CBC
    • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Un colchon the PLUMAS para Agata: Un cuento the “ALAS” para Ninos (Laura L. Seeley, an illustrator. Cristina de la Torre, Translator)

Radio / audio

Deedy has Contributed to National Public Radio’s Weekend All Things Considered and Latino USA . Her audio collection of twelve short stories oorspronkelijk overheard on NPR, Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia (Peachtree Publishers, 2004) was named Publishers Weekly 1995 Best Audio Book -Adult Storytelling and RECEIVED the Parents’ Choice Gold Award 1996 Deedy’s most recent audio recording is re CD for Martina the Beautiful Cockroach , welke of includes a reading of the book in English and Spanish zowel, as well as a performance version of the story. That CD is an ALA Notable Children’s Recording and an Odyssey Award Honor.


  1. Jump up^ “Peachtree Publishers” . Peachtree Publishers . Retrieved 27 July 2016 .
  2. Jump up^ “Winners” . California Young Reader Medal . Retrieved 2011-05-08 .
  3. Jump up^ Deedy, Carmen Agra, & Wright, Randall (2011). The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a language . 1700 Chatahoochee Avenue; Atlanta , GA 300318-2112: Peachtree Publishers. p. Dedications. ISBN  978-1-56145-595-9 .
  4. Jump up^ “The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a language” . The Cheshire Cheese Cat . Retrieved 27 July 2016 .