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How are we doing?

Kidlit4Japan has raised a total $9,394 for Japan through the end of bidding yesterday afternoon. Thanks for your help, your generosity, and your patience when I fell behind a bit in correspondence. A final push for Buy It Now items … Continue reading

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“Nuclear Boy” explains reactor crisis to young children in Japan (video)

Part of the relief effort, especially important to helping children in the affected area, is to provide continuity and counseling to help reduce immediate fears and long-term trauma. This is especially difficult after a powerful earthquake since the aftershocks can … Continue reading

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Kidlit4Japan plans for a solid two weeks, maybe three!

Thanks again to all the authors, illustrators, editors, and agents who have pledged their support to the children of Japan, we now have about 80 items up for bid–which is enough to fill our auction schedule for two whole weeks! … Continue reading

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Kidlit4Japan Auction starts Monday at 9AM EDT

There’s been a huge response to our benefit auction from the generous members of the children’s and YA book community. In just two days, dozens of authors and illustrators have contributed thousands of dollars worth of signed books, virtual author … Continue reading

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Amazing After-Quake Library Photo

Our first priority is to make sure the survivors of this disaster have adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical services, electricity, counseling, jobs, and rebuilt infrastructure. After that, somebody is going to have to pick up all these books.

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Got Badges?

If anyone wants to take a stab at creating a 150 by 150 pixel “Kidlit for Japan” image that auction participants could place on their websites, blogs, or social media pages, we would be extremely grateful.

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Announcing the Kidlit4Japan benefit auction

What is this site? For three weeks, beginning on March 21st, Kidlit4Japan will feature a children’s and YA literature auction to benefit the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. A Daily Auction Preview will appear each weekday morning … Continue reading

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