Wild Rumpus book basket


Can you believe our Art of We: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser is only 10 days away? We can’t either! Larissa the intern here, and I am excited to announce our third live auction item that will be available to bidders on May 19th at the American Swedish Institute!

Our friends at the Wild Rumpus Bookstore have generously donated three book baskets that will be given to an Upstream Arts partner school (one elementary school, one middle school, and one high school). The age appropriate collections have been carefully curated by Wild Rumpus to contain up to 9 books featuring individuals with disabilities as main characters in the stories. Individuals with disabilities rarely see themselves reflected in literature, which is why we are especially excited to auction off this item to be given to schools for students with disabilities. Live auction bidders will be able to bid on these book baskets that will then go to special education classes within our partner schools. As a token of our appreciation, the winning bidder will receive an Upstream Arts T-shirt and a gift card to Wild Rumpus!

Below is the list of books included in the baskets.


Basket 1: Elementary school

Can I Play Too? (Elephant & Piggie) by Mo Willems

Red: A Crayon’s Story by Michael Hall (signed)

Kids Like Me…Learn ABCs by Laura Ronay

Kids Like Me…Learn Colors by Laura Ronay

When Sophie Gets Angry–Really, Really Angry by Molly Bang

Press Here by Herve Tullet (with signed bookplate)

Mix It Up by Herve Tullet (with signed bookplate)

Noah Chases the Wind by Michelle Worthington

I Like Me! By Nancy Carlson


Basket 2: Middle School

Black Book of Colors by Menena Cottin and illustrated by Rosana Faria

The Seeing Stick by Jane Yolen

El Deafo by Cece Bell

London Eye Mystery by Siobahn Dowd

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lanore Look

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos

The Cool Moonlight by Angela Johnson


Basket 3: High school

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

The Ables by Jeremy Scott

Locomotion by Jaqueline Woodson

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman

Jerk, California by Jonathan Friesen

Outside the Lines by Souris Hong-Poretta


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To learn more about Wild Rumpus, click here.

We can’t wait for you to join us at Upstream Arts’ Art of We: Ten Year Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser on May 19th, a free and family friendly event open to all! To learn more about our event or to RSVP, click here.