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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

June 15, 2017
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2017 Banned Books Week Celebrates Our Right to Read!

Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will be held the week of September 24th in 2017. For this year’s celebration, the coalition of organizations that sponsors Banned Books Week will emphasize the importance of the First Amendment, which guarantees our inherent right to read. Censorship is happening and it is infringing…

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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

June 14, 2017
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VICTORY: Minnesota School Board Stands by Alexie Book

In a 3-2 vote, the school board for the New London-Spicer school district has affirmed an administrator’s defense of Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. The book is part of the 8th grade curriculum in the district and students were offered an alternative assignment if their parents objected to the book. Nevertheless,…

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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

June 14, 2017
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LAST WEEK for the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase, Benefitting CBLDF & Hero Initiative

Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity! Act now — there’s just one week left for this amazing pay-what-you-want offer! The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase features over $198 of original content from some…

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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 13, 2017
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ONE WEEK LEFT: Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! Act fast — there’s only one week left to get the bundle! View…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 20: Ed Luce

June 13, 2017
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In this episode, we speak with cartoonist Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf) about coming to comics from fine arts, educating a new generation, and life in the Oaf-O-Verse. We discuss his early inspirations, and how he has managed to find broad appeal with what was once considering niche content. Topics include: Johnny Ryan, Shepard Fairey, full frontal nudity,…

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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

June 9, 2017
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Retail Member Spotlight: Green Brain Comics

CBLDF’s work is possible  because of our members, which include comics retailers such as Katie and Dan Merritt of Green Brain Comics in  Dearborn, Michigan. For the latest issue of CBLDF Defender, we grabbed a moment with Dan and Katie to talk about the importance of comics and why they value CBLDF’s mission. You’re both…

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Support Charity and Sample the Industry’s Best With the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase!

June 7, 2017
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Support Charity and Sample the Industry’s Best With the Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase!

Humble Bundle and the comics industry’s finest publishers are teaming up for a new digital comics bundle, sampling the 2017 Eisner Award nominees to support charity! The Humble Comics Bundle: Eisner Nominees 2017 Showcase features over $198 of original content from some of the most creative writers and artists in comics. Customers will receive titles…

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NOW AVAILABLE: CBLDF Defender Vol. 2 #2, Featuring Marc Andreyko & Gene Luen Yang!

June 7, 2017
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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 latest 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 brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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The Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

June 6, 2017
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The Humble Sekai Project Bundle Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

The Humble Sekai Project Bundle offers up to $289 worth of visual novel titles like NEKOPARA Vol. 2, Root Double -Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition, and more — many fully voiced in Japanese — to benefit CBLDF, Doctors Without Borders, and Make-A-Wish Foundation! View the bundle here: https://www.humblebundle.com/sekai-project-bundle Visual novel and visual novelty! If you love manga, these…

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Russian Prosecutors Seek Suspended Sentence for Library Director

June 2, 2017
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Russian Prosecutors Seek Suspended Sentence for Library Director

Russian prosecutors are seeking a 5-year suspended sentence for Natalya Sharina, the former director of Moscow’s Ukrainian Literature Library who stands accused of embezzlement and “inciting racial hatred.” Russian law prohibits the “‘mass dissemination’ of materials that the government designates ‘extremist’” and the country maintains a list of some 3,000 prohibited books that fall under this designation. Russian authorities raided…

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