Carmen Agra Deedy

Carmen Agra Deedy is one of America’s foremost storytellers. Her many award-winning books include Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, which received a Pura Belpré Honor, and her New York Times bestseller 14 Cows for America. Carmen was born in Havana, Cuba, and drew on her love of folklore to create The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet! She lives with her family in Atlanta. Visit Carmen at