19th Annual Children's Book Art Auction. CBIG members are among the many industry wide children's book illustrators who have contributed artwork to be auctioned off in support of The Kids Right To Read Program against censorship of books sponsored by ABC Children’s Group at the American Booksellers Association and American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) .There will be an on-line auction open to the public (opens: Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9am and closes Friday, May 24, 2013 at 9pm), in person ticketed auction (Wednesday May 29 at BEA) and a holiday auction in the fall. For more information click HERE.
Contributing CBIG artists include: Madonna Davidoff, Doreen Marts, Donna Miskend, Vicky Rubin, Jennifer Thermes
Some examples of books that have been banned or challenged regarding 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.