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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

September 26, 2017
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Where to Celebrate Banned Books Week 2017!

Happy Banned Books Week! The annual celebration of the freedom to read is running all this week, and the Banned Books Week Coalition invites you to participate by getting involved in the incredible activities brought to you by our sponsor organizations! From theatrical performances, bookstore parties, and online advocacy, there’s lots of ways you can…

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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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Two Challenges Kick Off Banned Books Week

This week, we celebrate Banned Books Week, the annual recognition of our right to read. But sometimes, it seems like some people take Banned Books Week as a dare to censor books instead of reading them. In fact, as we kick off Banned Books Week, two classics are under fire by censors. First up is George…

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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2017
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31 Challenged and Banned Comics for Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week, and what better way to celebrate our right to read than by reading challenged and banned comics?! Whether you’re reading for fun or for the Virtual Read Out, here are just a few titles to add to your read pile… Check out the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and other CBLDF…

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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

September 22, 2017
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Banned Books Week Starts Sunday!

Banned Books Week is here! It starts this Sunday, September 24, and runs through Saturday, September 30, and CBLDF is delighted to help you prepare with the latest edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook and more! Keep reading for resources, events, and more! If you are hosting an event or Banned Books Week display, let us know…

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AVAILABLE NOW: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #3, Featuring Jason Aaron!

September 20, 2017
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CBLDF Defender comes to you from the frontlines of censorship! In the September issue, CBLDF talks with prodigious comics scribe Jason Aaron (Thor, Doctor Strange, Star Wars)! You can find the issue at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

September 18, 2017
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Retailers: Stock up on PANEL POWER! FOCs TODAY!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs TODAY! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about the benefits…

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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

September 15, 2017
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Retailers: Celebrate the Power of Comics with PANEL POWER! FOCs 9/18!

Inspire kids to become lifelong readers with Panel Power, a new CBLDF resource that provides an introduction to comics and background on why they’re good for kids! Now is the time to order Panel Power — this invaluable publication FOCs on September 18! A tool for battling misconceptions about the format and filled with information about…

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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

September 15, 2017
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Raymond Pettibon Original Art From CAB Benefits CBLDF on Heritage!

American art icon Raymond Pettibon’s original art from Comic Arts Brooklyn is currently available for bid in Heritage’s Trending Contemporary auction, closing on Tuesday, September 19. Proceeds from this auction benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s important efforts protecting the freedom to read. The ink on paper piece is 40 inches wide by 36 inches tall,…

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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

September 15, 2017
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Humble Bundle Reaches $100 Million Milestone for Charity

CBLDF congratulates Humble Bundle, a pioneer of pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions in the games and publishing industries, today announced that it has raised more than $100 million generated for charity. Humble’s charitable efforts include generous support for CBLDF’s important work. “Humble’s influence has been transformative to CBLDF,” says Executive Director Charles Brownstein. “Thanks to their…

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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

September 14, 2017
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Be a Comic Defender with CBLDF This Weekend During SPX!

This weekend, comics fans converge in Bethesda, Maryland, for the Small Press Expo, the annual celebration of independent comics and their creators! CBLDF will be on hand at table W84-87 with books and signings by Tillie Walden, Alex Alice, and Gene Luen Yang! We’ll have signed premiums and CBLDF-exclusive goodies, like the Comics Code Authority enamel pin, perfect for the…

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