Children’s author Deedy to speak Saturday

Children’s author Carmen Deedy will speak at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Lawrenceville branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library, 1001 Lawrenceville Highway.

A native of Cuba, Deedy came to the United States as a refugee in 1964 and grew up in Decatur. She has been writing for children for more than 20 years. Illustrator Michael White also will appear at the free event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, visit or call 770-978-5154.

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.