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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Robert's Snow: Week One Illustrator Highlights Schedule

On September 13th, Jules posted a Call to Bloggers to help spread the word about the snowflake auction for Robert's Snow. Bloggers from all around offered to help highlight the talented illustrators who designed these eye-catching snowflakes. Elaine Magliaro opened doors, Jules organized everything, and the rest, shall we say, is history.

Jules organized around 65 bloggers to highlight over 150 illustrators in the hopes people will go to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's Robert's Snow site, bid on the snowflakes, and raise money to help fight cancer. I have an amazing interview with David Ezra Stein scheduled to post Friday, October 26th.

Most of us have probably been touched by cancer's reach, in one way or another. Maybe a family member, a friend, a co-worker. I was diagnosed with melanoma in my late twenties. Thankfully, it was in the early stages, so I only needed two surgeries to make sure it was all out. Wouldn't it be so incredible if all cancer patients could hear these magic words, "We got it all out!" or "We have a cure!" Let's help make this happen.

Please go and find out about all these talented illustrators and their snowflakes. I'm sure you'll find one that captures your heart.

Here is this week's schedule for the illustrator highlights. Thank you, Jen, for putting this schedule together.

Monday, October 15

  • Randy Cecil at ChatRabbit

  • Michelle Chang at The Longstockings

  • Kevin Hawkes at Cynthia Lord's Journal

  • Barbara Lehman at The Excelsior File

  • Grace Lin at In the Pages

  • Tuesday, October 16th

  • Selina Alko at Brooklyn Arden

  • Scott Bakal at Wild Rose Reader

  • Alexandra Boiger at Paradise Found

  • Paige Keiser at Your Neighborhood Librarian

  • Janet Stevens at The Miss Rumphius Effect

  • Wednesday, October 17

  • Rick Chrustowski at laurasalas

  • Diane DeGroat at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup

  • Ilene Richard at Something Different Every Day

  • Brie Spangler at Lectitans

  • Don Tate at The Silver Lining

  • Thursday, October 18

  • Brooke Dyer at Bookshelves of Doom

  • D.B. Johnson at Lessons from the Tortoise

  • Erin Eitter Kono at Sam Riddleburger

  • Sherry Rogers at A Life in Books

  • Jennifer Thermes at Through the Studio Door

  • Friday, October 19

  • Graeme Base at Just One More Book

  • Denise Fleming at MotherReader

  • Jeff Mack at AmoXcalli

  • Jeff Newman at A Year of Reading

  • Ruth Sanderson at Book Moot

  • Saturday, October 20

  • Linas Alsenas at A Wrung Sponge

  • Theresa Brandon at The Shady Glade

  • Karen Katz at Whimsy Books

  • Judy Schachner at Kate's Book Blog

  • Sally Vitsky at Shelf Elf: read, write, rave

  • Sunday, October 21

  • Matthew Cordell at Just Like the Nut

  • Maxwell Eaton III at Books and Other Thoughts

  • Roz Fulcher at Goading the Pen

  • Susie Jin at sruble's world

  • Susan Mitchell at Check It Out

  • Please take time out to visit all of these blogs, and read about these fabulous illustrators. And, if you're so inclined, think about bidding for a snowflake in the Robert's Snow auction. Each snowflake makes a unique gift (for yourself or for someone else), and supports an important cause.

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