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Carmen
Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Deedy began writing
as a young mother and storyteller whose NPR commentaries on All Things Considered
were collected and released under the title, Growing Up Cuban In Decatur, Georgia. She has been an invited
speaker at venues as varied as The American Library Association, The International
Reading Association, The National Book Festival, and the Kennedy Center. An ardent
supporter of libraries, she was the 2008 National Spokesperson Media Month
(AASL).