Speaker Series Registration


Please Note: Speaker Series programming will be held virtually, via Zoom, for part of the 2022-2023 year.

This program is free to attend, and all guests are welcome. Registration is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email, with information about how to access the meeting.

By registering to participate in a Guild-sponsored event, members and guests consent to abide by the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, Code of Conduct/Anti-Harassment Policy. Read the Code here.


Jeanne Walker Harvey

November 17, 2022

1:00 pm

Zoom Program

Register below.

The next Children’s Book Guild Speaker Series Program will be held via Zoom on Thursday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m. EST.  Our speaker will be Jean Walker Harvey.

For Jeanne, it’s a dream come true to be a children's book author, and she’s especially honored to be able to share the lives of creative people with children!

Jeanne Walker Harvey studied literature and psychology at Stanford University and has worn many job hats, ranging from being a roller coaster ride operator to a software licensing attorney, a middle school language arts teacher, and a long-time docent for school groups at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. 

She is the author of several books for young readers, including the picture book biographies Dressing up the Stars: The Story of Movie Costume Designer Edith Head,  Ablaze with Color: A Story of Painter Alma Thomas,  Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, and My Hands Sing the Blues: Romare Bearden’s Childhood Journey.  She’s currently working on another picture book biography about a female painter who painted under extraordinary conditions for Abrams/Cameron Books, which will be announced soon!

Jeanne lives in Sonoma in Northern California. She regularly reviews other authors’ new picture book biographies on her website, https://www.jeanneharvey.com/blog-news/categories/book-reviews