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
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.