Library of Congress

National Book Festival

Mary Brigid Barrett is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, a professional educator and president and executive director of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. Her latest book is “Shoebox Sam” (Zonderkidz). She is also editor of the NCBLA publication “Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out,” a read-aloud family anthology of prose, poetry, drama, nonfiction and art that promotes reading and historical literacy. All profits for “Our White House” support the work and programs of the NCBLA. Barrett is also the organizer of the Library of Congress’ chapter book called “The Exquisite Corpse Adventure,” available on

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Mary Brigid Barrett