Children's Book Guild Speaker Series, 2020 - 2021


We have an exciting year of programming planned for the Children's Book Guild Speaker Series. All events will be held online, using the Zoom platform. There will be no fee to attend Speaker Series programming during the 2020-2021 year. You may register here.

Support for those working for Racial Justice in Children's Literacy and Education
In lieu of a registration fee, the Guild is offering the option to make a small donation to one organization, chosen monthly by the Program Committee, that supports black lives and racial justice initiatives in children's literacy and education. Please note, donations are optional, and will be given by Members and Friends of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC.

The Guild is supporting TEACHING FOR CHANGE for its October meeting. To learn more about their important work, check out their website here.

Tiffany D. Jackson
October 15, 2020

Tiffany D. Jackson

Tiffany is a recipient of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award, an NAACP Image Award nominee, and a Walter Award Honoree. In addition to her other critically acclaimed books, Tiffany will discuss her just released, Grown, a powerful look at popular culture and its impact on young women in particular. (It’s also a fascinating who-done-it!)

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Raul the Third
September 17, 2020

 Raúl the Third and His Art
Join us in a lively conversation moderated by Guild member Yukari Matsumaya.

Raúl the Third (aka Raúl Gonzalez) is the Pura Belpre Medal award-winning illustrator of the dynamic graphic novel Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, as well as the other graphic novels in the series, Lowriders in Space and Lowriders Blast from the Past. He received a 2020 Pura Belpre Illustrator Honor Award for Vamos! Let’s Go to the Market and is the author and illustrator of Vamos! Let’s Go to Eat, both titles in Guild member Kwame Alexander’s Versify Imprint at HMH.

Yukari Matsuyama is the Cataloging Manager for First Book. She serves on the Children’s Book Guild Advisory on Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity, and was part of the 2019-2020 Program Committee.


Please check back soon for a full schedule of events.





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