Project Description


Growing Up Cuban in Decatur, Georgia

by Carmen Agra Deedy

Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy takes readers on her journey from Havana to Decatur.

Popular storyteller and author Carmen Deedy shares the story of the childhood journey that took her from her island roots in Havana, Cuba, to small-town Southern life in Decatur, Georgia.

This collection of twelve stories, many of which have been heard on National Public Radio’s “Weekend All Things Considered,” introduces readers to the wise and witty Agra clan and the hilarious, often poignant collision of cultures they experience when they leave their Cuban home and immigrate to the United States.

Format: CD
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-318-4
Time: est. 60 minutes
Size: 5″ x 7″x 1″
Age Range: 12 – 99
Language: English


“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.” ―AudioFile

“Full of humor and family compassion…” ―The Sacramento Bee


Parents’ Choice Gold Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 1996

Best Audiobook (Adult Storytelling) ―Publishers Weekly, 1995

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Meet the Author

Carmen Agra Deedy, a New York Times bestselling author, has been writing and traveling around the world telling stories for more than twenty years. 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. You can visit her website here.