Award-Winning Author Inspires Cheatham Hill Elementary Students with her Storytelling 

Ask any elementary teacher and they will talk about how their students love guest readers, especially visiting authors. They ignite the students’ excitement about reading and writing. They make the writing process come alive for the students.  

That’s just what the award-winning and nationally acclaimed author Carmen Agra Deedy did for students at Cheatham Hill Elementary. 

The metro-Atlanta author recently returned to Cheatham Hill to once again mesmerize the students with her wildly engaging storytelling. 

Deedy didn’t sit in a chair and read from a book. She captured the students’ attention as she recounted different stories from memory. As she acted out each part of the story, she had the students giggling, laughing, and responding on cue to different lines of her story. 

Even Cheatham Hill teachers and staff were captivated by Deedy’s storytelling. Principal Keeli Bowen enjoyed her lunch break while listening to Deedy wow Cheatham Hill kindergartners.  

From police officers to First Lady Sandra Deal and Cheatham Hill’s most recent storyteller, students throughout the Cobb County School District enjoy the opportunity to hear from many guest readers. Who will be the next? It could be you.  

As Dr. Seuss once said, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”