Carmen Deedy will appear at the Lawrenceville branch for Gwinnett County Public Library’s Fall Into the Arts on Saturday, September 29th at 6pm to greet fans and promote her newest book Return of the Library Dragon. Illustrator Michael White will also be on hand to talk and sign. What an opportunity to get books signed by the author and illustrator in one visit. Plan ahead to purchase for special occasions. Doors open at 5:30 PM. Books sold at this event will benefit the library.
Carmen Agra Deedy has been writing for children for over two decades. Born in Havana, Cuba, she came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1964, and grew up in Decatur, Georgia, where she lives today. The first book in this series, The Library Dragon, received various children’s state book awards and has sold near half a million copies. In 2003, the book was her home state’s choice to represent Georgia at the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival.