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Unparalleled Editor, Karen Berger – She Changed Comics

March 12, 2019
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Unparalleled Editor, Karen Berger – She Changed Comics

Karen Berger profile by Caitlin McCabe From modern masterpieces like Y: The Last Man, Fables, and The Invisibles, to seminal classics like V for Vendetta, Preacher, and Sandman, in a time when superheroes glutted the newsstand and comic shops, the former Executive Editor of Vertigo and original power woman of comics, Karen Berger, saw an…

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From the CBLDF Archives: “Smut and Trash:” Comics Censorship in Germany

August 10, 2018
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From the CBLDF Archives: “Smut and Trash:” Comics Censorship in Germany

Germany announced that they will lift the across-the-board ban on swastikas in video games in favor of a more nuanced approach, similar to that of how they handle Nazi imagery in movies. The shift in policy signals an appreciation for video games as culturally important works. Felix Falk, managing director of The German Games Industry…

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School Library Journal Recommends Great Nonfiction Graphic Novels for March Fans

January 25, 2017
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As Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell’s acclaimed graphic novel trilogy March continues to win awards and be recognized for its historical and contemporary importance, the School Library Journal has published a list of nonfiction graphic novels that are perfect for fans of the series. March, whose third and final volume recently won…

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2016 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award Accepting Nominations

January 24, 2017
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Nominations for the Virginia Library Association Graphic Novel Diversity Award are now being accepted. The award, which celebrates its second year, aims to highlight diversity in graphic novels with the goal of helping libraries to promote education and reading. Whether the subject matter is race, disability, religion, or sexual orientation, both entries for established publishers…

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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

January 20, 2017
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Banned Books Offer Twice the Educational Opportunity

In a recent article, The New York Times contributor Perri Klass notes that introducing banned books into children’s reading time can provide two valuable learning opportunities: the opportunity to discuss the content of the books themselves and a broader discussion about why that content might be perceived as controversial. Klass included some recommended banned reading in…

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March Book 3 Wins Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature

January 19, 2017
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This week marks another milestone in the March trilogy by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell as March Book Three took home the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. Announced by the non-profit organization We Need Diverse Books, the award — also known simply as “The Walter” — is given to works that have…

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New Comic Series Tackles the United States’ State of Emergency

January 18, 2017
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From issues of identity to politics, a new series by Illustrated PEN, entitled State of Emergency, captures the current concerns under the new administration and promotes free speech through cartoons. As the website notes, “the Illustrated PEN aspires to be at the intersection of literature, journalism, and visual storytelling, where images and words come together in an…

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Pro-Life Poster Raises Free Speech Concerns in Indiana School

January 5, 2017
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In response to administrators’ order to remove a pro-life poster at a Carmel Clay School in Indiana, the National Coalition Against Censorship sent a letter to the superintendent and principal stating that the decision not only violates the First Amendment, but also compromises the overall educational environment at the school. The hand-painted poster designed by the…

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Gene Yang: Building Bridges with Comics

January 3, 2017
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Gene Yang, acclaimed graphic novelist, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and MacArthur Fellowship award winner, sat down with PBS Newshour at Stonewall Middle School in Manassas, Virginia, to discuss how comics can help young readers embrace diversity and what coding and writing have in common. From critically acclaimed works like American Born Chinese and…

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Overwatch Digital Comic Banned in Russia for “Gay Propaganda”

December 23, 2016
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The internet may be celebrating the announcement that a main character in the Overwatch digital comic based on the popular video game is LGBTQ, but unfortunately fans in Russia will miss out. As Mashable recently reported, due to laws in the country limiting the depiction of homosexuality, the comic will not be made available. Since…

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