SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Carmen Agra Deedy

Keynote Speaker, Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is the author of twelve books for children, including The Library DragonThe Cheshire Cheese CatMartina the Beautiful Cockroach, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times Bestseller. The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! (Scholastic Press) was released in 2017 and Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day was published in March 2020. 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 Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book!