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Fiction Titles to Pair with the March Series & King Graphic Novel

February 10, 2020
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Fiction Titles to Pair with the March Series & King Graphic Novel

More than likely, educators looking to incorporate sequential art in their study of the Civil Rights Movement are familiar with the pedagogical and literary value of non-fiction narratives, like those found in the March series and King: A Comics Biography of MLK, Jr.  However, there will always be that group of students who do not…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Kindred

February 5, 2020
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Kindred

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of banned books and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine books that have been targeted by censors and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such…

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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

December 6, 2019
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CBLDF Salutes Certified Stores

CBLDF is proud to announce our list of Certified Stores!  These stores are trained to help educators and librarians bring comics and graphic novels into their classrooms and libraries. Make them your first call to help you bring comics to your students!     No one is better positioned to help educators and librarians navigate the…

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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

November 25, 2019
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Adding The Handmaid’s Tale Graphic Novel to Your Library or Classroom Collection

Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic The Handmaid’s Tale is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, its themes and message resonating with new and familiar audiences alike. Between Atwood’s long awaited sequel, The Testaments, being released and the award-winning television series, it’s likely teachers will be drawn to include this cultural touchstone in their syllabi. The original text…

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Register Now for “Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics”

October 10, 2019
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Register Now for “Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics”

    Time is Running Out.  Register NOW!   Using Comics to Teach Tough Topics Saturday, October 12, 2019 @ 12:00-1:00 pm PST Many educators and librarians feel raising social awareness is an important educational objective, but helping young audiences come to terms with the difficult topics and complex concepts associated with social awareness can…

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