My Ride to Vote Giveaway, sponsored by Sophie Blackall and FSG
Unless you missed it, recently the New York Times Best Illustrated list was released. And amongst the ten books listed was a very lovely title illustrated by Ms. Sophie Blackall and called A Voyage in the Clouds: The (Mostly) True Story of the First International Flight by Balloon in 1785. Written by Matthew Olshan it has it all. Jealousy. Foul play. Public urination. The works!
To celebrate the book’s inclusion on the list, we’re doing a bit of a giveaway. A giveaway where you can actually win a piece of Sophie Blackall art of your very own. THIS art:
What do you need to do? It’s easy! Sophie had an idea to get out the vote in a small way of her own. Just share here in the comment section of this post your preferred mode of transportation you will use to get to the polls on Tuesday. By air, by land, by sea, you name it. The sillier, the better
Submit your suggestions by the end of Tuesday. You’ll be getting out the vote and potentially winning gorgeous art. It’s win-win!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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