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.


Darcie Little Badger in conversation with her editor, Nick Thomas

Moderated by Guild member Monica Valentine

April 15, 2021

1 PM

Darcie Little Badger is a Lipan Apache writer with a PhD in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut YA novel, Elatsoe, was featured in Time Magazine as one of the best 100 fantasy novels of all time, and her second YA novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, is coming in 2021. Darcie’s short fiction, nonfiction and comics have appeared in multiple publications, including Marvel’s Voices: Indigenous Voices #1, Nightmare Magazine, Strange Horizons, and The Dark.

Nick Thomas is a Senior Editor of middle grade and YA books with Levine Querido.

Monica Valentine is Program Specialist for the Library of Congress' Young Readers Center.

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 MIGIZI for its April meeting. The mission of MIGIZI is to provide "a strong circle of support that nurtures the education, social, economic and cultural development of American Indian youth."


There is an option to donate after registering.

Upcoming Events

The Children's Book Guild 2021 Nonfiction Award Event honoring

Catherine Reef
May 22, 2021

1 PM - 2:30 PM EST

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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


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.


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