Online Children’s Book Art Auction Starts Today!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK, NY, Nov. 26, 2013 — An auction of more than 70 pieces of art created for children’s books launched on eBay today. New pieces are being added throughout the day. The Holiday Children’s Book Art Auction, which supports the free speech rights of kids, features many original works and high-quality prints by some of the leading artists and illustrators working in the book industry today, including Eric Carle, Chris Raschka, Judy Schachner, Bob Staake, Tom Lichtenheld, and Alexandra Boiger. Use this link to join the auction. It ends on Dec. 3.
The holiday auction is the online version of the auction that is held during BookExpo America (BEA). Sponsored by the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE), the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship, the auction supports the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP) and Banned Books Week, the national celebration of the freedom to read. KRRP, which was founded by ABFFE and the National Coalition Against Censorship, helps students, parents, teachers, librarians and booksellers fight book censorship in schools and libraries.
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