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Award-winning author and storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy takes readers through her personal immigration journey from her island roots in Havana, Cuba, to a small-town southern life in Decatur, Georgia.
In this collection of twelve stories, Deedy introduces us to the wise and witty Agra family and the hilarious and often poignant collision of cultures they experience when they immigrate to the US. From adventures with a neighborhood friend to her mother standing before a judge, these stories are full of moments that are sure to stick with you.
Parents’ Choice Gold Award –Parents’ Choice Foundation
About the Author
Carmen Agra Deedy is a New York Times best-selling author and renowned storyteller. Her books have received numerous awards and honors. Carmen has performed in many prestigious venues, but children are her favorite audience. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the United States as a refugee and like most immigrants sees the world from multiple perspectives. She lives in Georgia.
"Full of humor and family compassion. . . "—The Sacramento Bee
"The stories are fresh and funny, full of the warmth of loving family relationships. All have a wonderful Cuban flavor. Deedy has a velvety smooth voice. . . . her tone is warm and bubbly. . . . Without a doubt, this is a case where listening to stories is better than reading them."—AudioFil