Auction Fundraiser to Fight Anti-AAPI Racism


Kidlit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Fundraiser (#KAAAR) was an Auction Fundraiser to help fight Anti-AAPI Racism that included items from authors and publishing professionals, such as signed books, query and manuscript critiques, name a book character, and more!

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Stop AAPI Hate Reports & Releases

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Study Shows Rise of Hate Crimes, Violence Against Asian Americans During the Pandemic

Stand against anti-Asian racial discrimination during COVID-19: A call for action

Influencers take to social media to stand against Asian hate crimes in the US

‘Stop killing us’: Attacks on Asian Americans highlight rise in hate incidents amid COVID-19


We are a group of Kidlit writers and publishing professionals who are horrified about the intense rise in anti-Asian violence  after a year of xenophobic rhetoric and racist attacks. “The NYPD reported that hate crimes motivated by anti-Asian sentiment jumped 1,900% in New York City in 2020.” (Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Are on the Rise. Many Say More Policing Isn’t the Answer, Time.com) We are running an auction to raise funds for two organizations that work against anti-asian racism and racism of all kind: Stop AAPI Hate & Hate is a Virus. Auction is CLOSED.

Kidlit Against Anti-AAPI Racism Fundraiser (#KAAAR) includes items from bestselling & award winning authors & publishing professionals, such as signed books, query critiques, manuscript critiques, naming a book character, author virtual visits, calls with editors and agents, and more!

All proceeds will be directed to Stop AAPI Hate and Hate is a Virus


Although bidding is closed we always encourage anyone to donate to Stop AAPI Hate Donation Page or Hate is a Virus Donation Page separately from this auction! 


  • Between February 26, 2021 @ 12AM EST until Feb 28 @ 11:59 PM EST bid by commenting on the post of the item you’re interested in.

  • All bids should be in USD (all bids must be in increments of a minimum $1 USD, but can be more)

  • Once you bid, you are committing to donating that amount to either Stop AAPI Hate or Hate is a Virus if your bid is the highest. (So, only bid on an item if you are prepared to pay that amount at the end of the auction)

  • If you’ve won you will be alerted by Asian Author Alliance (as a reply to your bid).

    • Once you’ve been alerted of your win, please donate to either Stop AAPI Hate Donation Page or Hate is a Virus Donation Page and email us proof of your donation. Please do not donate or send receipts until you have received a win confirmation as a reply comment to your bid via this wordpress site (please be aware we do NOT run either Stop AAPI Hate or Hate is a Virus, so if you donate in error we have no power to refund)

    • Once you’ve emailed us proof of donation, we will connect you with the individual in charge of the item you’ve won!

  • Any bid that comes in after Sunday, Feb 28th, 2021 11:59PM Eastern Time won’t be counted

This auction is hosted by Asian Author Alliance