July 24, 2017 – This week, we introduce children to the woman behind the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. The book (for young readers ages 4 to 8) is Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines, by San Francisco children’s author Jeanne Walker Harvey. Just how did a college student managed to win the design competition for what’s now the most frequently visited monument in the nation’s capital?
To answer that question, we called up a pinch hitter to conduct the interview: Thriller author, practicing architect and father of five Tom Grace. You’ll recall Tom’s chats with best-selling author Gerald Posner on his book God’s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican and with Hugh Howard on his book Architecture’s Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. You can enjoy those interviews in our archives wherever you’re listening now, or stream it at those HistoryAuthor.com pages.
Visit our guest at JeanneWalkerHarvey.com or @JeanneWHarvey on Twitter. You can also check out her weekly blog, True Tales & a Cherry on Top, where Jeanne has reviewed over 140 picture-book biographies.