Children’s Literature Community Raises $10,000 for Welcoming


The children’s literature community — authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians, educators, reviewers, and readers — stunned I’m Your Neighbor Books with their overwhelming support this fall.

With their support of the fundraisers Turning the Page: Children’s Literature Trivia Night and the KidLit Raffle to Support Immigrant Welcoming, we were gifted with over $10,000 in in-kind and other generous donations.

Please Join Us in Thanking…

Our Hosts
Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet
New York Times bestselling author David Elliott

Children’s Book Creator In-Kind Donors
Their donations included signed books, original illustration art, works of art, ukuleles, and more!

Author, illustrator Melissa Sweet
Author, illustrator, artist Carin Berger
Author, illustrator, Rebecca Emberley and publisher Two Little Birds
Author Maria Testa
Illustrator Daniel Minter
Author MaryAnn Cocca-Leffler
Artist Jessica Esch
Author April Jones Prince
Author Megan Wagner Lloyd
Publisher Child’s Play
Fiber artist Aldona Shumway
Author Bethany Hegedus
Author Lois Sepahban
Author Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
Author, illustrator Grace Lin
Illustrator Jamie Hogan
Author, illustrator Anne Sibley O’Brien
Author Jennifer Richard Jacobson
Author Chris Barton
Illustrator Patrice Barton
Author, illustrator Emma Virjan
Author Tamara Ellis Smith
Author Ann Braden
Author, illustrator Matt Faulkner
Author Laura Resau
Author Kathryn Hulick
Author and Kristen Remenar and illustrator Matt Faulkner
Illustrator Chris Van Dusen
Author Ruth Freeman
Author Kelly Starling Lyons
Author Susan Hood
Author Janet Fox
Author Lisa Robinson
Author, illustrator Cathryn Falwell
Author Sheri Dillard
Author, artist Michelle Edwards
Artist, illustrator Rick Parker
Author Maria Gianferrari
Author, illustrator Suzy Becker
Author Sharon Creech
Author Katherine Marsh
Author Andrea Wang
Illustrator Kevin Hawkes
Author, illustrator Charlotte Agell
Author Tamara Ellis Smith and Curious City
Author Jen Bryant
Author Catherine Thimmesh
Author Cynthia Levinson

Our gratitude could fill volumes and volumes of books!

Images © Melissa Sweet from HOW TO READ A BOOK

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