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A Call for Art! Judy Blume Art! Celebrate the ABFE

So you think you love Judy Blume?  Prove it.  As you know, each and every year The American Booksellers for Free Expression has a book art auction.  It’s where people go to get really really good stuff.  And this year, since the ABFE is celebrating Judy Blume, they’re not only looking for artists willing to do something in her honor but also people willing to buy those selfsame pieces.

Think about it.  You probably know a die-hard Judy Blume fan already.  Now imagine you give that person some awesome art that celebrates her.  I honestly can’t think of a present that would be cooler than that.

Here is the official press release thingy.  And artists, don’t be shy.  If you have something in mind you just get on that thing.  Details below:

If you’re going to BEA in NYC this year, please join The American Booksellers for Free Expression(ABFE) on May 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 at The Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate children’s book art with Judy Blume and leading artists! More than 100 pieces of original art by luminaries such as Rosemary Wells, Jon Agee, LeUyen Pham and Chris Raschka will be auctioned to support the free speech rights of kids. This year ABFE is honoring Judy Blume for her anti-censorship work and is asking artists to create a piece inspired by one of her books. Artists interested in donating art should email inessa@bookweb.org for more information.

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About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.