Carmen Agra Deedy launches Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day
Carreker Hall, First Baptist Church Decatur
March 7, 2020, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Join us for the launch of local favorite Carmen Agra Deedy’s newest picture book Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day. Have you ever been REALLY mad at your best friend? This is the story of Rita and Ralph. Every day they meet to play beneath the apple tree. It’s always fun and games—until one roundly rotten day when a new game means someone ends up crying. Who knew it could be so hard to say ”I’m sorry”? Carmen Agra Deedy’s brilliant storytelling combined with Pete Oswald’s spirited illustrations make for a comforting tale of healing and true friendship. Carmen is the author of eleven books for children, including The Library Dragon, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, Martina the Beautiful Cockroach, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, and 14 Cows for America, a New York Times bestseller. Her personal stories first appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered. Funny, insightful, and frequently irreverent, Deedy’s narratives are culled from her childhood as a Cuban refugee in Decatur, Georgia. She is host of the four-time Emmy-winning children’s program, Love That Book! An award-winning author and storyteller, Deedy is also an accomplished lecturer, having been a guest speaker for both the TED and TEDx Conferences, the Library of Congress, Columbia University, the National Book Festival, and the Kennedy Center, among other distinguished venues. A life-long supporter of the institution, she opened the 2016 Art of the Book Lecture Series for the Smithsonian Libraries. Deedy is a newly appointed member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board. Event is free and open to the public. It will be held in Carreker Hall at First Baptist Church Decatur. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to purchase a copy of Rita and Ralph’s Rotten Day from Little Shop of Stories to earn a place in the signing line! They will be selling books on site.