Children's Book Guild Speaker Series 
2020 - 2021


Speaker series programming will be held virtually, via ZOOM, for the 2020-2021 year.

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.

The Children's Book Guild 2021 Nonfiction Award Event honoring

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Catherine Reef
May 22, 2021

1 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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. Donations are optional and will be given by Members and Friends of the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC.

The Guild is supporting its DC-Metro Youth Literacy Grants for the May Nonfiction Award Event. Every year the Children's Book Guild provides several $500 grants to schools in the DC area. Schools receive funds to acquire books for their libraries, media centers, or classrooms. Schools make their selections and purchases through First Book Marketplace.


There is an option to donate after registering.

Upcoming Events

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The Relevance of Little Women Today

June 17 , 2021

1 PM

A conversation between
Anne Boyd Rioux and Hena Kahn. 

Past Events


Darcie Little Badger

April 15, 2021

1 PM

Moderated by Monica Valentine.


February 18, 2021

1 PM

Moderated by Yukari Matsuyama.


January 21, 2021

1 PM

Moderated by Susan Stockdale.


Ibi Zuboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam

November 19, 2020

7 PM

Moderated by Deborah Taylor.


October 15, 2020

1 PM

Moderated by Monica Valentine.


September 17, 2020

7 PM

Moderated by Yukari Matsuyama.