Carmen was excited to take part in Kwame Alexander’s Picture Book Week
Thank you, Kwame Alexander, for inviting me to be a part of Picture Book Week! Martina & Perez are thrilled, too! Here is the reading on Facebook: MARTINA THE BEAUTIFUL COCKROACHRead aloud for Kwame Alexander’s Picture Book Week, with the kind permission of Peachtree Publishing. ❣️ Posted by Carmen Agra Deedy on Tuesday, 28 April 2020Read More
Lin-Manuel Miranda reads El Gallo que no se Callaba! (The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!) by Carmen Agra Deedy, illustrated by Eugene Yelchin
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…Read More
The Collaborative Summer Library Program makes Carmen Agra Deedy their 2020 Summer Reading Champion
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…Read More
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Announces Two Advisory Board Appointments
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…Read More
Little Free Library’s Action Book Club
“In a new twist on the traditional book club, Little Free Library’s Action Book Club™ invites participants to read books on timely topics, engage in lively discussions, and take part in meaningful—and fun—group service projects to benefit their communities. This is reading and social engagement at its best.” We are excited to be on the…Read More
Happy New Year!
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,…Read More
Hello There, Smithsonian Libraries!
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…Read More
Come Play Word of the Day with Carmen!
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…Read More
Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip
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…Read More
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…Read More
Book Launch at Little Shop of Stories
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…Read More
Kirkus STARRED Review!
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:…Read More
Ask Carmen with Wiselike!
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.…Read More
We Had a BUSY Summer! Thank You!
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…Read More
Page Turners this WEEKEND!
This Saturday at 11 a.m., Carmen will be at the Barnes and Noble in Buckhead with the Page Turners organization. Get caught reading a book this summer! #URit!Read More