True to its mission of promoting children’s authors, as well as literature and literacy, the Kerlan Children’s Literature Research Collections, which is housed in a library on the University of Minnesota’s main campus in Minneapolis, has launched #OperationReadAloud. The project consists of videos, primarily of authors and illustrators reading from their own work, but also celebrities…

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The Collaborative Summer Library Program is an organization that promotes reading and library use nationwide. Public libraries in the U.S. use each year’s theme (and related support materials) to promote summer reading. THIS YEAR’S THEME: Imagine Your Story THIS YEAR’S SUMMER READING CHAMPION: Carmen Agra Deedy Past Summer Reading Champion’s include Brian Pinkney, David Macaulay, Steven Kellogg, Brian Lies, and Sophie…

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The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents voted Oct. 21 to appoint Carmen Agra Deedy and Brandon Neal to the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board in 2020. They will join 17 community and business leaders dedicated to building the Libraries’ collections, increasing digital initiatives, advancing education, creating high-quality exhibitions and programs and securing a financial legacy. “I…

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2017 was a pretty wonderful year, with the release of The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! There is nothing quite as wonderful as working on a book and then being able to send it out into the world. Carmen is working on several new projects that we will tell you about throughout the year,…

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Visiting and recording at Smithsonian Libraries. Here with Kim Alexander, Lilla Vekerdy (Library Goddess at the Dibner Library — one of 21 Smithsonian Libraries), and Katherine Neville. In The Vault at the Cullman Library—Dr. Livingston’s rifle, Sir Richard Burton’s (explorer, not actor’s) etchings. Also, Isaac Newton’s “garden notes,” on a slip of folded paper at…

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Join us on Carmen’s Facebook Page every day to play our Word of the Day game! Carmen finds a great new word and you join in with what you think it might mean, without the help of our dear friend Google. Today’s Word from Carmen is: LETHOLOGICA (lee-tho-LO-gi-cah) “This polysyllabic mouthful is actually something quite…

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Come hang out with Carmen Agra Deedy and get a copy of her newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, signed on July 21 with the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip, the Cobb County Library System, and Little Shop of Stories. Author Sandra Markle will also be there signing her book, What If You…

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We had an AMAZING time in schools all over the country this year and are gearing up for the 2017-2018 school year. We have a few dates still open, so be sure to e-mail Lisa Eister at DeedyBooking@gmail.com to get Carmen to your school! Later this week we will be updating our website with news…

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Carmen Agra Deedy will be discussing and signing copies of her newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! Saturday, January 28, 2017 5:00 p.m. Little Shop of Stories 133A East Court Square Decatur, GA 30030 Book Signing will follow presentation The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! has received Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews! There will…

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 The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! has received another starred review, this time from Kirkus Reviews! “Deedy’s original tale about standing up to oppression couldn’t be more timely. Yelchin’s saturated, folksy, mixed-media paintings are the perfect partner, fleshing out the characterizations and offering visual humor. This subtle, modern multicultural tale is a must have:…

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Carmen is now on Wiselike! This is a great tool where you can leave questions for Carmen to answer about writing, books, storytelling and anything else you can think of! Once you leave a question for Carmen, she will get it answered for you within a few days. You can also view all previously answered questions.…

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We’ve had an incredible and amazing summer so far! Carmen has been all over the country, but a few highlights have been spending time at the Michigan Reading Association Conference, Columbia University’s Teachers College, and the International Baccalaureate Conference of the Americas. Here are a few photos and tweets from some of the participants. Thank…

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