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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

April 22, 2015
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Banned Books Week Celebrates Young Adult Books in 2015

Young Adult books will be the focus of Banned Books Week in 2015, the event’s national planning committee announced today. Banned Books Week, the annual celebration of the freedom to read, will run from September 27 through October 3, 2015, and will be observed in libraries, schools, bookstores and other community settings across the nation…

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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

February 19, 2015
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Strong Showing For Comics In Children’s Choice Book Awards!

Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children’s Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Comics showed strongly in the finalist group, including nods for CBLDF board member Jennifer L.…

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Announcing CBLDF Defender – A New Quarterly News Magazine!

January 12, 2015
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to announce the CBLDF Defender, a new free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech! Each issue of CBLDF Defender will bring engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth features that tell the story of the people fighting…

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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

January 8, 2015
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A Moment of Speech: Charlie Hebdo’s Controversial Cartoons

Yesterday’s massacre of twelve people, including five cartoonists, at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have rightfully sparked international condemnation.  An outpouring of speech that includes statements from world leaders, vigils in cities across the globe, the #jesuischarlie hashtag, editorial cartoons, and a range of articles discussing the meritorious or problematic content Charlie…

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Get Exclusive Neil Gaiman Recording With Your Year-End CBLDF Donation!

December 29, 2014
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Get Exclusive Neil Gaiman Recording With Your Year-End CBLDF Donation!

There’s still time to support CBLDF’s vital work in 2014! Make a tax-deductible contribution of any amount by midnight PST on December 31, and we’ll thank you with an exclusive download of Neil Gaiman: Live At the Aladdin, the classic CBLDF benefit reading featuring performances of “Chivalry” and “Being an Experiment Upon Strictly Scientific Lines…” and much…

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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

December 3, 2014
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TONIGHT! CBLDF Holiday Comic Swap in Brooklyn!

Kick off the holiday season with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund at our Holiday Comic Swap on Wednesday, December 3, at the Owl Farm in Park Slope, Brooklyn!  Creators Dan Goldman (Red Light Properties), Miss Lasko-Gross (Escape From Special), and Benjamin Marra (Blades & Lazers) will be on hand for mingling and sketching! Bring your comics to…

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Support CBLDF on #GivingTuesday — Get All-Star Comics Anthology as Thanks!

December 2, 2014
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All year round, CBLDF works hard to protect the right to read. Our efforts combat the rising tide of censorship facing students, educators, and libraries, and we continue to provide a valuable safety net for creators and retailers. We can only do this work because of the generosity of of our supporters. Today, we’re asking you…

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CBLDF Premieres The Humans At Comic Arts Brooklyn!

November 7, 2014
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CBLDF Premieres The Humans At Comic Arts Brooklyn!

This weekend, CBLDF will be exhibiting at Comic Arts Brooklyn, where we’ll debut the CBLDF exclusive cover of The Humans #1 by Keenan Marshall Keller and Tom Neely while offering a great assortment of signed graphic novels. Hosted in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Comic Arts Brooklyn encompasses two days of events: a book fair on Saturday at…

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Join Jenni Holm & Larry Marder for a Banned Books Week Twitter Party

September 24, 2014
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Join Jenni Holm & Larry Marder for a Banned Books Week Twitter Party

Join Three-time Newbery Award honoree Jennifer L. Holm (@jenniholm), Beanworld author and CBLDF president Larry Marder (@larrymarder) for a Twitter Party sponsored by @BannedBooksWeek and @CBLDF this Friday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. EDT/ 3:00 p.m. PDT. Talk favorite banned books and comics, teaching with comics, and more! Follow @CBLDF, @jenniholm, @larrymarder, and @BannedBooksWeek, and…

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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

September 18, 2014
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CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off Party in Brooklyn!

Celebrate the Freedom to Read with the city’s greatest graphic novelists at CBLDF’s Banned Books Week Kick-Off this Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m.! Join us to wind down another successful Brooklyn Book Festival, and to celebrate the opening of Banned Books Week, which this year celebrates comics and graphic novels!  Mingle with comics creators…

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