NCBLA Board members deliver speeches across the country and in some cases all over the world. Selected speeches have been reprinted here.

Natalie Babbitt: “The Purpose of Literature – And Who Cares?”

Natalie Babbitt: “We’re All Mad Here

Mary Brigid Barrett: “Three Stories”

Katherine Paterson: “Are You There, God?”

Katherine Paterson: “The Child in the Attic”

Katherine Paterson: “In Search of Wonder”