Mary Brigid Barrett

Mary Brigid Barrett is President and Executive Director of the NCBLA.

Mary Brigid Barrett is a children’s book author and illustrator; a professional educator; and the founder, president, and executive director of The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance.

Her most recent books are: All Fall Down and Pat-A-Cake illustrated by LeUyen Pham, published by Candlewick Press Publishing; and Shoebox Sam illustrated by Frank Morrison, published by HarperCollins/Zondervan. Both All Fall Down and Pat-A-Cake were named by the esteemed education institution Bank Street College to its Best Children’s Books of the Year list. To find out more about Mary Brigid’s books and illustration work, visit her website and her Facebook page.

Barrett taught children’s book writing and illustration, and professional practices for illustrators, at The Rhode Island School of Design. She is a guest lecturer at area colleges and universities and conducts writing and illustration workshops for children and adults.

Read Barrett’s interview “Banning Children’s Literature: The Right to Read” on the Fair Observer website.