Author: Holly Dotson

10 Titles Featuring Fearless Women

Graphic novels focusing on the female experience, such as Drama by Raina Telgemeier, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel, and This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, are among the most frequently banned and challenged.  To celebrate Women’s History Month,…

7 Webcomics to Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Today is Digital Learning Day, and we are focusing on a few webcomics to include in your classroom. Digital Learning Day began “as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…