KidLit Cares: Skype visit and “draw along” plus signed books from author-illustrator Grace Lin

Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Hurricane Harvey and related flooding. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. You can read more about KidLit Cares here. Now, on to the auction!

Award winning author Grace Lin is offering a 25-minute Skype Q&A session with a”draw-along”  for your school, library, or book club, along with signed copies of all six of her novels: her Asian folktale/fantasy trilogy (WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON, STARRY RIVER OF THE SKY, WHEN THE SEA TURNED TO SILVER) and her Pacy Lin series (YEAR OF THE DOG, YEAR OF THE RAT, DUMPLING DAYS). These books can be swapped out for any of Grace’s picture books or early readers (LING & TING) depending on her personal inventory. Date & time will be mutually agreed upon by the winner and Grace after the auction ends.

Grace Lin is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace’s novel “Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” was awarded the Newbery Honor in 2010 and Grace’s early reader, “Ling and Ting” was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. Most recently, the cover illustration for her novel “When the Sea Turned Silver” (a 2016 National Book Award Finalist) was displayed at the White House, where Grace was recognized as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling.

Opening bid: $50

Auction ends: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 10pm EST.

Any bids submitted in comments after that time will be void. (Please note: bidding at the last second isn’t a good idea. Websites get overloaded & there’s always a chance that your bid might not post on time. So please bid your best offer with plenty of time to spare.)

If you’d like to bid on this auction, check the current high bid and place a higher bid by leaving your name and bid amount in the comments, along with some way to contact you (email, FB or Twitter…I’m not fussy.) Winners will be notified when the auction ends and should be prepared to make an online donation to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief fund in the amount of the high bid at that time.  After you’ve made your donation, you’ll forward your receipt to me, and I’ll put you in touch with the person who donated the service you won so that the two of you can work out the details about how and when.   All services will be provided at the convenience of both the person making the donation and the auction winner, but this should happen within three months of the auction’s end unless something else is agreed upon by both parties.

Good luck, and thanks for bidding!

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22 Comments

  1. Shane Cucksey
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    I bid $50.

  2. Amy
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    $60

  3. Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    This sounds like such fun! Thanks for donating it, Grace. I bid $75.00. (@dsmacdonald)

  4. Maureen McGinn
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    My students would love this, I bid $100.

  5. Posted August 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    $75!

    @wendyqualls

  6. Gail Bloom
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    $125 for my daughter’s classroom. You can contact me on FB

  7. Posted August 29, 2017 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    $150

  8. Maureen McGinn
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    $175

  9. Rebecca Savill
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    $200

  10. Allison Antolik
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    $225

  11. Gail Bloom
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    $250

  12. Shane Cucksey
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    $275

  13. Bonnie Quinn
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 12:27 am | Permalink
  14. Gail Bloom
    Posted August 30, 2017 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    350.00

  15. Alisa Greenbacher
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Alisa Greenbacher $400

  16. Posted August 31, 2017 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Sophie Davis $375 (@seesophieswrite on twitter)

  17. Alisa Greenbacher
    Posted August 31, 2017 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Alisa Greenbacher $410

  18. Emily Scheinman
    Posted September 1, 2017 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    $400

  19. Ashlie Swicker
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  20. Jeanette Bradley
    Posted September 5, 2017 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    $475 @jeanettebradley

  21. Posted September 5, 2017 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    $500

  22. Posted September 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    This auction closed at 10pm EST. The winner is the highest bid with a 9:59 or earlier time stamp on the comment:

    Congratulations, Christine Estrada!

    At this time, you should make a donation in the amount of your high bid to either the Red Cross or Global Giving Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts. Here are the two links:

    Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey?campname=Harvey&campmedium=aspot

    Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-harvey-relief-fund/

    All donations should be made within 24 hours of the auction’s close. After you have made your donation, you will receive an email from that organization with your official receipt. To have your donation recorded, you must forward this email to the following address: kidlitcaresdonations@gmail.com. Please be sure to forward the receipt email from the organization – screen shots of landing pages and Paypal receipts will not be accepted.

    After you’ve forwarded your email, your donation will be recorded, and within a day or two, you’ll receive an email from me connecting you with the donor of your item so that you can share necessary information and work out the details. (Donors, please sit tight until you get that email from me!) Thanks for your patience – we’re processing all the paperwork from 200+ auctions in three days, so we’ll do our best to be quick, but it won’t be immediate. And thanks so much for supporting Hurricane Harvey relief efforts!

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