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CBLDF Rocks Out at Comicpalooza This Weekend!

May 22, 2015
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CBLDF Rocks Out at Comicpalooza This Weekend!

If you’re in the Houston, Texas, area this Memorial Day weekend, don’t miss CBLDF at Comicpalooza! We’ll be set up at booth #505 May 22 – 25 with signed premiums, membership goodies, and more to support our work fighting for the right to free speech! We’ll also have several silent auction items on display at…

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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

May 21, 2015
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CBLDF Climbs the Mountain to Fight Censorship at DENVER COMIC CON!

This weekend, get a mile high with CBLDF at Denver Comic Con! Come visit us at booth #1202 during May 23-25 in Denver, Colorado, to help us protect the right to read! You can support free speech by donating for an excellent array of signed premiums or by becoming a CBLDF member! Or both because…

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The Handmaid’s Tale Under Attack in Oregon School

May 21, 2015
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Despite claiming she is “not a book banner,” an Oregon parent has launched a crusade against Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale, claiming the book is too sexually explicit and violent for seniors in AP English to handle. After hearing concerns voiced by her son, Katrina Montgomery researched the controversy around The Handmaid’s…

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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

May 19, 2015
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Jeff Smith Celebrates the Freedom to Read Foundation

If you happen to be in New York City on May 29, consider joining CBLDF board member Jeff Smith, the creator of Bone and RASL, to celebrate the freedom to read! Smith will join bestselling young adult authors Carolyn Mackler​ (The Future of Us; The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things) and David…

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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

May 18, 2015
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Listen Up: Charles Brownstein Talks Comics Censorship at TCAF!

CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein spoke about intellectual freedom and comics censorship at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, and we have recorded proof thanks to Jamie Coville! During the panel, “Protecting Comics: Graphic Novel Challenges in Today’s Libraries,” which was part of TCAF’s Librarian and Educator Day, Brownstein discussed why comics are challenged, how to fight challenges,…

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The Kite Runner Challenged in North Carolina High School

May 15, 2015
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The Kite Runner Challenged in North Carolina High School

A review committee in the Asheville, North Carolina, school system has deemed Khaled Hosseini The Kite Runner “an appropriate curriculum resource and in alignment with the current state wide instructional standards,” but the book could be suspended again pending an expected appeal from the parent who challenged the book. Lisa Baldwin, a district parent and…

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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

May 14, 2015
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CBLDF Executive Director Charles Brownstein Joins Freedom to Read Foundation Board of Trustees

Today, CBLDF is proud to announce that CBLDF Executive Director Charles Bownstein has been elected to a two-year term on the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Board of Trustees! FTRF “is a non-profit legal and educational organization affiliated with the American Library Association. FTRF protects and defends the First Amendment to the Constitution and supports the…

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LAST DAY: Support CBLDF with Humble Kids Comics Bundle!

May 13, 2015
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LAST DAY: Support CBLDF with Humble Kids Comics Bundle!

Children’s Book Week may have ended, but you still have time to get amazing digital kids comics from Humble Bundle! You need to act now, though, because the Humble Kids Comics Bundle ends TODAY at 11:00 a.m. PDT! The Humble Kids Comics Bundle Supporting Children’s Book Week was already packed with popular titles from a…

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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

May 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

Dozens of authors have registered their protest of PEN American Center’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff. In response, the National Coalition Against Censorship issued a statement — which CBLDF signed — doubling down on their support of Charlie Hebdo’s right to free expression. In the wake of the…

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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

May 7, 2015
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Dynamite Returns to GROUPEES.COM for Second Bundle of Digital Comics Benefitting CBLDF

Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, will host their second-ever comic book bundle promotion that allows fans and curious newcomers to purchase over 75 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power.  A portion of proceeds will be contributed to one of the…

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