Take a chance on art and help Texas libraries by buying a raffle ticket (or several) for the Texas Disaster Relief Fund. The site includes a link for printing out the raffle ticket and tickets may be purchased by anyone anywhere. This is a great opportunity to win a fabulous piece of art for your library or your personal collection while helping a great cause.
This year’s piece was donated by Susan L. Roth. In the piece, big white mouse and little brown mouse are tending a garden of flowers on the May pages in Susan L. Roth’s charming board book for preschoolers, My Love for You All Year Round (Dial, 2004). The original artwork for this spread, donated by the artist, is a multi-layered collage of colored and textured papers rich in color, shading, and detail.
Susan L. Roth is an author and illustrator of more than 40 books, including a recent collaboration with Greg Mortenson to create Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea. Through text and collages of paper and fabric from around the world, Roth and Mortenson share the story of his school-building initiatives in Pakistan.
The Texas Library Disaster Relief Fund was created in 1999 to provide funds to help Texas libraries that have suffered natural and other disasters.