Carmen Agra Deedy

A Peek at the Creative Space of Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964. She grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today. Her books have garnered high praise and awards and include The Library Dragon, The Yellow Star, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America. Her latest is her middle grade novel debut, The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale, co-written with Randall Wright and illustrated by Barry Moser. From the publisher Peachtree: In this playful homage to Charles Dickens, unlikely allies learn the lessons of a great friendship Skilley, an alley cat with an embarrassing secret, longs to escape his street-cat life.… Read the rest