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Neil Gaiman: “Freedom of speech is a hugely important thing.”

August 31, 2015
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Neil Gaiman: “Freedom of speech is a hugely important thing.”

“I was really lucky in that my parents definitely didn’t seem to have any kind of rules about what I couldn’t read.” With that, Neil Gaiman — CBLDF Advisory Board co-president and longtime supporter of our fight for the right to read — kicked off an excellent interview with The Guardian‘s Frances Myatt about reading,…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 14: Raina Telgemeier and Alex Segura!

August 26, 2015
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To celebrate today’s launch of CBLDF Defender #3, we have a very special episode of the CBLDF Podcast! In this episode, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez speaks to cartoonist Raina Telegemeier (Drama, Smile, Sisters), and CBLDF Deputy Director Alex Cox talks with Archie Comics Senior Vice President of Publicity and Marketing, Alex Segura. Topics: Kevin…

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In Stores Now: Go Back to School with CBLDF Defender #3!

August 26, 2015
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the third issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed…

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Back to School with Comics: Comic Book Club Handbook

August 19, 2015
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As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking to opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Today we feature the Comic Book Club Handbook, which is a resource anyone can use to start a graphic novel book club…

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Back to School with Comics: CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook

August 17, 2015
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As educators and librarians gear up for a new school year, we’re taking to opportunity to highlight our free resources designed to help students — and everyone else — love and appreciate comics! Today we feature the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook, which is a resource anyone can use to plan a Banned Books Week…

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CBLDF Joins Coalition Protesting Curious Ban in Florida

August 11, 2015
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CBLDF has joined a coalition led by the Kids’ Right to Read Project to protest the actions taken at Lincoln High School in Leon County, Florida, where Principal Allen Burch violated school policy by bypassing  committee review and pulled The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time from the school’s summer reading program. CBLDF…

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Retailers: Stock Up on CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Handbook, FOCs Today!

August 10, 2015
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Retailers: Stock Up on CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Handbook, FOCs Today!

Retailers: Today is the last day to order the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Boasting a cover by Raina Telgemeier, whose book Drama was one of America’s most frequently challenged books in 2014, the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook 2015 is a free resource that gives you the scoop about what comics…

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Dynamite Entertainment Offers Third Groupees Digital Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

August 7, 2015
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Dynamite Entertainment Offers Third Groupees Digital Comics Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

Dynamite Entertainment and Groupees LLC, a unique media and charity bundling site, are teaming up for their third book bundle promotion that will once again allow comic fans, and potential new fans, the chance to purchase 70 digital Dynamite comics with “Pay What You Want” purchasing power. The Dynamite Swords, Sandals, and Sorcery! Groupees bundle…

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Emerging Arab Comic Artists Face Censorship

August 7, 2015
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London’s Shubbak Festival is a biennial celebration of contemporary Arab culture that spotlights film, music, visual, and more with programming and events. One of the programs included in the 2015 edition of the festival, which took place in July, focused on Arab comic art. Panelists Asia Alfasi (Lybia), Lena Mehraj (Lebanon), Tarek Shahin (Egypt), and…

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Retailers: Stock up on the Third Issue of CBLDF Defender, FOCs Today!

August 3, 2015
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Retailers: Stock up on the Third Issue of CBLDF Defender, FOCs Today!

The third issue of CBLDF Defender, a free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, is on the horizon! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting for…

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