2018’s Teacher Appreciation Week is coming to a close, but here at Comic Book Legal Defense Fund we want to remind educators that there are free resources available to teachers year round from CBLDF to help teach comics in the classroom.
This provides specific resources for librarians and educators who may need to justify and defend the inclusion of the book in library and classroom collections. Each entry provides specific information about a book, including a summary of challenges it has faced, reviews, praise, awards and other recognitions, and additional CBLDF resources that educators and librarians can provide to their administrators when they want to add the book to their collections. These resources can also be used to address challenges. This One Summer, Drama, and Barefoot Gen are just three examples of work teachers can find support for here and more are always being added!
Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms. Check out the guides for I Kill Giants, Lumberjanes, and American Born Chinese. Books are added throughout the year, so don’t forget to check back.
Most importantly, CBLDF supports teachers facing challenges to books they’ve assigned. CBLDF can also help by providing assistance, writing letters of support, and facilitating access to experts and resources. If you or a teacher, librarian, educator, is experiencing contact CBLDF immediately. Call 800-99-CBLDF or email firstname.lastname@example.org at the first sign of a First Amendment emergency!