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Robert's Snow

Robertssnowlogo2007 In August, Grace Lin, a children's book author and illustrator, lost her husband, Robert Mercer, to cancer. When he was diagnosed some years back, Robert and Grace were told that the best hope for his rare type of cancer lay in research. They went to work. Portions of the proceeds from Grace's picture book Robert's Snow went to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and now each year many leading children's illustrators create snowflake ornaments for the Institute, which the public can bid on.

This year children's literature bloggers got involved, too. For the next month or so, many blogs are featuring snowflakes that you can buy. We'll link directly to Dana-Farber, which is managing the online auction  sales. (Bidding for the first group starts in November.) You can see this year's snowflakes and find out how to bid at http://www.jimmyfund.org/eve/event/roberts-snow/default.html

I am so excited to bid on some of the beautiful pieces of art! Won't you buy one, too?


Here are this week's featured snowflakes at the blogs, and, of course, you can see them all (more than 200!) at Dana-Farber.

Monday, October 15

Tuesday, October 16

Wednesday, October 17

Thursday, October 18

Friday, October 19

Saturday, October 20


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