Join us for an author event perfect for the whole family as we welcome Carmen Agra Deedy to the Atlanta History Center. This fun-filled program will include two- 45 minute storytelling sessions with Carmen one at 10:30AM and another at 12:30PM followed by a book signing. Mexican muralist and artist Roberto Hernandez will be on hand for sugar skull face painting and art making workshops, and family friendly tours of ¡NUEVOlution! Latinos and the New South will be offered. All visitors can contribute to a community mural that will be displayed at our annual Dia de los Muertos festival in October.
Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of eleven books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Best-seller. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered; funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in the all-but-sleepy Southern town of Decatur, Georgia. She is also host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!
An award-winning author and storyteller, Ms. Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, the Library of Congress, Columbia University, The National Book Festival, Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. In the fall of 2016, she opened the Art of the Book Lecture Series, for the Smithsonian Libraries, and was a keynote speaker at the Association of International Baccalaureate Schools of Costa Rica Conference.
This program is included with general admission and is free for Atlanta History Center members.