Children’s Institute Raffle to Showcase Art From 12 Children’s Book Illustrators

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Artwork from a dozen children’s book illustrators will be raffled off at the ABC Children’s Institute, which kicks off on June 21 in Orlando, Florida. The illustrators contributing artwork for the raffle are:

  • Barbara DiLorenzo
  • Jessie Hartland
  • Ryan T. Higgins
  • Stephen Macquignon
  • Doreen Marts
  • Lori McElrath-Eslick
  • Elise Parsley
  • Beth Peck
  • LeUyen Pham
  • Annie Raulerson
  • Stephanie Ruble
  • Michael Slack

The 12 pieces will be on display starting on opening day of Children’s Institute, Tuesday, June 21. Raffle tickets will be sold at the Ask ABA Desk for $5 each or $10 for three. The drawing will take place during the breakfast keynote on Thursday, June 23, at 7:45 a.m.

Proceeds from the raffle will support the work of the American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) and its defense of free speech rights for kids, including the Kids’ Right to Read Project (co-sponsored by the National Coalition Against Censorship) and Banned Books Week, the only national celebration of the freedom to read.

Registration for the Children’s Institute is now closed. Registrants who are no longer planning to attend are asked to notify the American Booksellers Association as soon as possible. To cancel an event registration or hotel reservations, or for questions regarding Children’s Institute, e-mail

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