ABFFE Thanks Contributors to Children’s Art Auction

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The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression expressed thanks today to the artists, illustrators, publishers, and booksellers who contributed to the success of its just completed Holiday Children’s Art Auction.

More than 50 leading artists and illustrators contributed to the week-long auction on eBay.  Publishers and booksellers helped spread the word.  As a result, the auction raised almost twice as much as ABFFE’s first online auction last year.  “The art was wonderful, and so was the support we received from friends who helped us find an audience,” ABFFE President Chris Finan said.  “It is impossible to thank them enough.”

The artists and illustrators who contributed to the auction are Caroline Arnold, Serge Bloch, Aliki Brandenberg, Don Brown, Lisa Brown, Eric Carle, Ricardo Cortes, Christine Davenier, Lori McElrath Eslick, Matt Faulkner, Marla Frazee, Deborah Freedman, Lindsay Barrett George, Ponder Goembel, Steve Gray, Melanie Hope Greenberg, Gareth Hinds, Dave Horowitz, Debbie Hoskins, Humayoun Ibrahim, Molly Idle, Angela Ivy, Carme Julià, G. Brian Karas, Tom Lichtenheld, David Mackintosh, Petra Mathers, Barbara McClintock, Nikki McClure, David McPhail, Wendell Minor, Barry Moser, Sal Murdocca, Andy Musser, Tao Nyeu, Beth Peck, Lark Pien, Amy Lowry Poole, Giselle Potter, Chris Raschka, Adam Rex, Dan Santat, Amy Schimler, Elizabeth Schoonmaker, Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Betsy Snyder, Kristin Sorra, Nancy Tafuri, Cynthia Von Buhler, Richard Jesse Watson, Max Xiantu, Keika Yamaguchi, Cybele Young, and John & Wendy.

ABFFE is the bookseller’s voice in the fight against censorship. It is a leader in the fight for reader privacy and the defense of the free speech rights of kids.  It is a co-founder of the Kids’ Right to Read Project and a principal sponsor of Banned Books Week. ABFFE membership is $50. For more information, check the ABFFE website, www.abffe.org.