Carmen Deedy event

The Library of Congress’s Homegrown series (Aug 19 at 12 noon) ¬†might be of special interest to teachers, school librarians or others interested in stories of literacy or the impact of learning. Carmen Deedy, a children’s author and national known storyteller who has appeared at many National Boo Festival events, and been an opening night speaker for at least one of them, is telling a story about how her father learned to read in Cuba and the effect it has had on future generations of his family. Here is the link:

https://www.loc.gov/concerts/folklife/carmen-agra-deedy.html

Many folks will know some of Carmen’s books, like the Library Dragon, Margarita the Beautiful Cockroach, The Rooster Who Would Not be Quiet, which was read online (Facebook) April 9 by Lin Manuel Miranda.