Artwork Sought for Banned Books Week Online Auction

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The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is seeking donations of original children’s art for an online auction that will be conducted during this year’s celebration of Banned Books Week, from September 30 - October 6.

The online auction will build on the success of the Children’s Art Auction, conducted each year at BookExpo America.

The first online auction was held last year and raised more than $5,000 to support ABFFE and its defense of the free speech rights of young readers.  ABFFE is a sponsor of Banned Books Week and co-sponsors the Kids’ Right to Read Project with the National Coalition Against Censorship.

Artists and illustrators interested in contributing to the auction will find more information in “Frequently Asked Questions about the Banned Books Week Online Auction.”  A donation form has also been posted online.  The deadline for donations is September 12.

Questions about the auction should be sent to ABFFE President Chris Finan.