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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Speak

By Nora Flanagan Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic…

Banned Books Week Warns “Censorship is a Dead End”

The theme for this year’s Banned Books Week, September 27 – October 3, 2020, announces “Censorship is a Dead End.” Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a proud member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, the group behind the annual celebration…

Drama’s 5th Year on ALA’s Most Banned & Challenged List

The American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (ALA OIF) released their annual list of most frequently challenged and banned books of 2019 and once again Raina Telgemeier’s graphic novel Drama is included in the Top 10. This is Drama’s fifth year as one of the most challenged…

Mariko Tamaki & Gene Yang Celebrate National Library Week Live — Register Now!

Join celebrated authors Mariko Tamaki and Gene Luen Yang for a conversation about intellectual freedom, visibility, and creativity as CBLDF commemorates National Library Week! Sign up now for this live webinar happening on Thursday, April 23 at 12:30 PDT/ 3:30 EDT – Register here.…

UPDATED Resources For Comics Industry Businesses Impacted By Coronavirus

UPDATED 4/15/20 to reflect new State-by-State resources. The Coronavirus crisis impacts all of us. To help support the comics business community that makes our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, training tools, and other information. We’re continuing…

Resources For Comics Creators and Employees Impacted By Coronavirus

To help support the creative communities that make our mission possible, we’ve assembled this clearinghouse resource for financial aid, community tools, and other information. These resources can help comics creators, as well as industry employees who have lost their jobs…

Register Now: Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses Webinar

Government Relief Loans for Comics Businesses: How to Apply & Use Your Benefits Wednesday, April 8 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern Register Now Comics retailers, publishers, and other industry businesses are eligible to apply for forgivable 7(A) Payroll Protection Loans and Economic…