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Library Displays Cause Controversy

October 20, 2017
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Library Displays Cause Controversy

Displays at libraries in Texas and Maryland have caused furor in their respective communities. In June, the Temple Public Library in Temple, Texas, spotlighted Pride Month with two displays: a rainbow decorated bulletin board that was displayed throughout the month and a table with informational sheets and books on LGBTQIA themes that was set up…

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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

October 13, 2017
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To Kill a Mockingbird Pulled From Curriculum

Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from the 8th grade curriculum in Biloxi, Mississippi. Karen Nelson with the Biloxi Sun Herald reported on the ban, learning from a Biloxi school board member that it was “an administrative and department decision.” According to an individual who contacted Sun Herald, the book was removed…

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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

October 13, 2017
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Cartoonist Outspoken Despite Political Unrest in Kenya

Patrick Gathara is among the best known political cartoonists in Kenya. With a cartooning resume that spans more than 20 years, Gathara has also contributed political commentary to publications like The Washington Post and Al-Jazeera. He also maintains his own blog of political commentary. Gathara is working during a tumultuous period in Kenya’s history. The…

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OUT TODAY: Panel Power, CBLDF’s New Resource for Parents, Educators, Librarians, and Retailers!

October 11, 2017
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Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and below! You can also get bundles for your store, school, or library in the CBLDF Rewards Zone. A…

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Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

October 6, 2017
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Author Donates Copies of Book After Wichita District Declines to Shelve It

The Wichita, Kansas, school system has decided against including an award-winning book about a transgender 4th grader in all district libraries. The Wichita school district decided not to buy copies of Alex Gino’s George for district libraries, citing “language and references that are not appropriate for young children” as the reason to do so. The…

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NYCC 2017: Exclusive Variant, Panels, and More with CBLDF!

October 4, 2017
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NYCC 2017: Exclusive Variant, Panels, and More with CBLDF!

CBLDF is ready to take on the Big Apple during New York Comic Con with an exclusive variant cover from Dynamite, panels, and signed premiums at booth #2258! Exclusives CBLDF has teamed up with Dynamite Entertainment for an exclusive variant of The Shadow / Batman #1 by Steve Orlando and Giovanni Timpano. Robert Hack (cover artist, Chilling…

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NYCC 2017: CBLDF & Valiant Debut Joint Fundraising Activities for NYCC 2017 with Exclusive Tours, Signings, & More!

September 29, 2017
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NYCC 2017: CBLDF & Valiant Debut Joint Fundraising Activities for NYCC 2017 with Exclusive Tours, Signings, & More!

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and award-winning comics publisher Valiant Entertainment are joining forces to offer an exclusive fan experience that benefits CBLDF’s important work in protecting the First Amendment and the freedom to read comics. UPDATE: Sales have closed. Thank you for your support! In tandem with New York Comic Con 2017 — running…

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A Book Ban Closes Out Banned Books Week

September 29, 2017
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A Book Ban Closes Out Banned Books Week

We kicked off this Banned Books Week with challenges to two classics, and we’ll be wrapping up the week with news of a ban of another book: Lauren Myracle’s l8r, g8r. The book is being challenged by a parent of a 6th grade girl in the Scottsdale Unified School District in Arizona. “The explicit sexual content in…

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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

September 28, 2017
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Banned Books Week: Comics Creators on Censorship

In recognition of Banned Books Week, we’ve gathered some quotes about censorship from comics creators around the world, including Neil Gaiman, Raina Telgemeier, Alison Bechdel, and more! Click on the links below to download posters and shelftalkers featuring these quotes! CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017 Shelftalker Spread (11″ by 17″) CBLDF Banned Books Week 2017…

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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

September 27, 2017
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10 Books CBLDF Helped Defend in 2017 (So Far)

In 2017, CBLDF has been busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. In recognition of Banned Books Week, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve defended so far this year. 1. The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls Location of challenge: Marshfield, Wisconsin A parent in…

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