Kids: there’s nothing wrong with you reading these, but the truth is, you’ll probably find them boring!

Teachers and Librarians: these are mostly for you. So often I speak at conventions and conferences and it is always a treat to meet so many of you there. But I know there are countless others of you, dedicated and hard-working, who never make it to a convention. So I’ve included here some copies of speeches that I’ve given over the years.

Click the title of the speech you would like to read.

The Remembered Gate and the Unopened Door. Sutherland Lecture.Chicago Public Library. April 2001.