Co-hosts Gantos and Myracle have written a letter urging artists and illustrators to donate to the auction. A great opportunity for artists and publishers to call attention to both recent and forthcoming illustrated titles through the display of original artwork from those books. Interested in donating?
2013 Children’s Book Art Silent Auction & Reception
Wednesday, May 29, at the River Pavilion in the Javits Center in conjunction with BookExpo America
Read the entire press release.
A big bookseller favorite, illustrator and creator of My Ideal Bookshelf, Jane Mount‘s signature book spines will adorn this year’s Children’s Book Art Silent Auction event art. Jane has generously created a special piece for us using spines of randomly selected banned kids books. The best news is that it will be auctioned off. Yes, you read that right: it will be auctioned off. Thank you, Jane!
“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…”
— Richard Wright, from Black Boy
Check out ABFFE’s Free Speech Bookshelf on Goodreads.
“Books usually are challenged with the best intentions—to protect others, frequently children, from difficult ideas and information.”
- the material was considered to be “sexually explicit”
- the material contained “offensive language”
- the materials was “unsuited to any age group”
Read more about ALA and banned books.
From the Freedom to Read Week (Canada) website: “Some of the most controversial books in history are now regarded as classics. The Bible and works by Shakespeare are among those that have been banned over the past two thousand years. Here is a selective timeline of book bannings, burnings, and other censorship activities.” Read more about the Canadian Freedom to Read Week.