Wednesday, May 7, 2014


 courtesy of Patricia Keeler
Members of CBIG join a growing list of illustrators working in the children's book industry who have submitted art for ABFFE's 20th Annual Childrens Book Art Auction, to support their initiative against censorship of children's books. Artwork for auction are both published and unpublished illustrations, sketches and prints.

This years special tribute include illustrations honoring Dr. Seuss whose books have been criticized for their content. His book The Lorax was challenged due to its unfavorable portrayal of the foresting industry.
 courtesy of Vicky Rubin

The Kids Right To Read Program is co-sponsored by ABC Children’s Group of the American Booksellers Association and American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) with the National Association Against Censorship.There will be an on-line auction open to the public click HERE (opens: at noon, June 2, 2014 and closes, June 9, 2014 at noon), in person ticketed auction (Wed. May 28th at BEA may be purchased online) and a holiday auction in the fall. For more information visit the web sites highlighted.  
Examples of books that have been banned or challenged effecting 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. Click HERE to see more books, many considered literary classics and important portrayals of American history.
Contributing CBIG artists include:
Wallace West · Jennifer Thermes · Vicky Rubin · Stephanie Ruble ·  Marilyn Papas · 
Clare Pernice · Christine Mix · Donna Miskend · Doreen Marts · Nina Mata · 
Patricia Keeler · Melissa Iwai · Lisa Cinelli