Children's Book Art Auction to Benefit Free Speech

    Periodically, ABFE conducts an auction of original children’s book art to help raise money to defend the free speech rights of kids. Artists interested in donating to the auction can email ABFE directly.

    Proceeds from the auction help support the Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP), which is co-sponsored by ABFE and the National Coalition Against Censorship. Launched in 2007, KRRP supports people who are fighting book challenges in their communities. In 2014, KRRP fought a rash of book challenges in school districts from Texas to New York. KRRP’s work helped reinstate seven banned books in Highland Park, Texas, including The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Working Poor: Invisible in America, Siddhartha, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, An Abundance of Katherines, The Glass Castle: A Memoir, and Song of Solomon.

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