Saturday, January 7, 2012

Author Visit: Carmen Agra Deedy


What a treat it was to come back to school after the winter break and have an author visit our school. This was not just any author...it was Carmen Agra Deedy! Carmen is a New York Times bestselling author and has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. Her books, including 14 Cows for America, The Library Dragon, The Yellow Star, and Martina the Beautiful Cockroach , have received numerous awards and honors. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee in the 1960s. She told the story of her journey when she was just three years old. She didn't want to leave the land she knew but it was not safe to stay there. Carmen loved to listen to baseball games on the radio and told of her first trip to see a baseball game. The students were enthralled with her storytelling and so were the adults. Afterward, some students went to have their books autographed and they just loved meeting her.
Carmen Agra Deedy Visits Chets Creek on PhotoPeach

2 comments:

Lourdes said...

Carmen is a talented writer and very entertaining storyteller. I enjoyed speaking to her since my father is also a Cuban refugee. I am looking forward to reading the book Martina the Beautiful Cockroach to your class en espanol.

Sunny said...

What an exciting day for the children. I know mine were thrilled to meet such an accomplished author. Kudos to CCE for enriching the lives of our children.