Carmen Agra Deedy


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Carmen Agra Deedy is an internationally known author of children’s literature, a storyteller and radio contributor. Born in Havana, Cuba, she immigrated to the United States with her family in 1963 after the Cuban Revolution. Deedy grew up in Decatur, Georgia and currently lives in Atlanta and has three daughters.

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14 Cows for America

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4.31 avg rating — 3,063 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
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The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A ...

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3.88 avg rating — 3,153 ratings — published 2011 — 14 editions
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Martina the Beautiful Cockr...

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4.27 avg rating — 2,199 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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The Library Dragon

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4.02 avg rating — 1,814 ratings — published 1994 — 6 editions
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The Rooster Who Would Not B...

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The Yellow Star: The Legend...

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4.30 avg rating — 889 ratings — published 2000 — 3 editions
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Return of the Library Dragon

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3.70 avg rating — 411 ratings — published 2012
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Agatha's Feather Bed: Not J...

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4.20 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Growing Up Cuban in Decatur...

4.26 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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The Last Dance

4.15 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1995
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“Because there is no nation so powerful it cannot be wounded, nor a people so small they cannot offer mighty comfort.”
Carmen Agra Deedy, 14 Cows for America

“It is not enough to say you are sorry. You must utterly own the terrible thing you have done. You must cast no blame on the one you have injured. Rather, accept every molecule of the responsibility, even if reason and self-preservation scream against it. Then, and only then, will the words 'I am sorry' have meaning.”
Carmen Agra Deedy, The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

“You want the truth, Master Skilley? Then find out just what manner of cat you really are... and brazenly, unabashedly, boldly, be that cat.”
Carmen Agra Deedy, The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale

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