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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

May 18, 2018
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The Comics Code, Race, and the Debut of the Black Panther

by Brian M. Puaca The recent success of the Black Panther movie has prompted many viewers to delve into the history of the character and explore his origins in the Marvel Universe of the 1960s. As rightly noted in many media outlets, the Black Panther was the first black superhero to appear in mainstream comics.…

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Curriculum Confusion Over Night Continues in Conejo

January 17, 2018
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Curriculum Confusion Over Night Continues in Conejo

Editor’s Note: 2/2/2108 According to an article released online yesterday for a local Thousand Oaks publication, Night by Elie Wiesel is still being taught in 8th grade honors english classes, as planned, at Los Cerritos Middle School. The article highlights several points of misunderstanding that perpetuated information to the contrary – from a teacher possibly…

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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

September 22, 2017
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NCAC Praises CA School for Upholding Right to Read

Last week, CBLDF joined the National Coalition Against Censorship in asking a California school to uphold their policies for classroom reading. Earlier this week, the school board for Rocklin Academy Gateway voted to keep their literature policy unchanged. In June, some parents in the community challenged the reading of a LGBTQIA children’s book in a kindergarten…

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CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

August 8, 2017
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CBLDF Podcast Episode 22: MATTHEW ROSENBERG

In this episode, we speak with writer Matthew Rosenberg (We Can Never Go Home, 4 Kids Walk Into A Bank, Rocket Raccoon, Kingpin, 12 Reasons To Die) about his work, and the influence on his career of personal politics and activism. We discuss the early days of Black Mask Studios, interacting with an angry audience,…

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RETAILERS: Engage Your Community with the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! FOCs 8/7!

August 4, 2017
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RETAILERS: Engage Your Community with the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! FOCs 8/7!

Retailers: Engage your community during Banned Books week with the 2017 edition of the CBLDF Banned Books Week Handbook! Stock up now — it FOCs on Monday, August 7 (Diamond order code JUN171439)! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover the books facing censorship.…

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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

May 30, 2017
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Index on Censorship Joins Banned Books Week Coalition

As a longtime member of the Banned Books Week Coalition, CBLDF is pleased to welcome our newest partner in the annual event: the UK’s Index on Censorship! As the first international member of the coalition, Index will host several events across the pond during Banned Books Week 2017, September 24-30. The Banned Books Week Coalition…

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ALA Director Condemns Recent Rash of Attacks on Thirteen Reasons Why

May 19, 2017
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ALA Director Condemns Recent Rash of Attacks on Thirteen Reasons Why

Due to the success of the Netflix adaptation of Jay Asher’s young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why, the novel has faced increased scrutiny nationwide. American Library Association director James LaRue recently addressed the attempts to censor the popular novel. In the past few weeks, Thirteen Reasons Why has been banned from an elementary school in Florida and an entire school district in Colorado, despite…

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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

April 19, 2017
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Join Us for She Changed Comics at UIUC!

Calling all central Illinoisans! Next Monday, April 24, CBLDF Editorial Director Betsy Gomez will join a panel discussion centered on our book She Changed Comics at the University of Illinois Undergrad Library. Gomez will be joined by comics scholar and UIUC iSchool professor Carol Tilley, cartoonist and animator Nina Paley, and UIUC South Asian Studies…

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BPAL Supports Free Speech with New American Gods Scents!

April 10, 2017
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BPAL American Gods

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab has been a long-time supporter of CBLDF. This Friday, BPAL will again show its support for the freedom to read with a new line of scents, nail polish, and atmosphere sprays inspired by Neil Gaiman’s American Gods! Each unique scent is packaged in a 5 mL apothecary bottle featuring label artwork…

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