Hello from The Van Show!

We had a great time hanging out with our favorite blue library monster, Van! Check out the video below.


2017 Books All Georgians Should Read

A HUGE Thank you to the Georgia Center for the Book for naming The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! as one of 2017’s Books All Georgians Should Read. It is an honor to be in the company of so many other amazing books. Be sure to check them all out!



Happy Summer!


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 about Carmen’s newest book, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet, as well as information about upcoming public performances and book signings.

We would love to hear from all of you to share kid letters and pictures from recent school visits, so please send them in to us if you want to be featured on the website!


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


The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! has received Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews!
There will be a DRAWING for one (1) FREE school author visit from Carmen at the event, for school located in Metro Atlanta and the surrounding counties. You must be present to enter. (Valid for the 2017-2018 school year)

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: “Kee-kee-ree-KEE!” Indeed!”

The full review will be in the December 15 edition of Kirkus Reviews. We will post a link as soon as it is available.

PRE-ORDER through Amazon, IndieBound, or Barnes and Noble! It will be in stores January 31, 2017 in English and Spanish.



Confessions of a Bibliophile

We are so excited to let everyone know that Carmen will be kicking off the Smithsonian Libraries Art of the Book lecture series on September 15, 2016.

Carmen’s lecture, My Marvelous Affliction: Confessions of a Bibliophile will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC

You can RSVP to this event by clicking HERE.

We can’t wait to discuss all things book with everyone!


“Award winning author Carmen Agra Deedy pays tribute to that most glorious artifact, the codex. An impenitent book lover, Deedy presents a spirited defense of book madness, a predilection she terms, “the marvelous affliction.” Join the Smithsonian Libraries as we celebrate the Art of the Book with one of America’s foremost storytellers.”