Friday, May 23, 2014

ABFFE Auction 2014

Donna Miskend 2014
Once again it is time to support the fight against censorship in books for kids through the American Booksellers Freedom For Expression Auction of artwork by illustrators in the children's book industry. This year, the special tribute is to Dr. Seuss whose books were challenged for their content, especially those that made social commentary or criticized big business. This quick sketch in the Whoville Library is my contribution this year.

The Kids Right To Read Program is co-sponsored by ABC Children’s Group of the American Booksellers Association and American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) with the National Association Against Censorship.There will be an on-line auction open to the public CLICK HERE (opens: at noon Monday, June 2, 2014 and closes June 9, 2014 at noon), in person ticketed auction (Wed. May 28th at BEA may be purchased online) and a holiday auction in the fall. For more information visit the web sites highlighted.  

Examples of books that have been banned or challenged effecting availability:
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; Angels in America by Tony Kushner, Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling. Click HERE to see more books, many considered literary classics and important portrayals of American history.