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CBLDF & Kids’ Right to Read Project Fight for Beartown in NC

November 16, 2018
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CBLDF & Kids’ Right to Read Project Fight for Beartown in NC

This week CBLDF, as a co-sponsor of Kids’ Right to Read Project, along with National Coalition Against Censorship and other groups dedicated to protecting the First Amendment rights of readers, wrote a letter imploring North Carolina Rockingham School District to remove its district-wide ban on Beartown. Last month, CBLDF reported on the community outrage that…

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New Humble Comics Bundle from Top Cow Benefits CBLDF & Musicians On Call!

November 14, 2018
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New Humble Comics Bundle from Top Cow Benefits CBLDF & Musicians On Call!

Humble Comics Bundle: The Darkness: Sci-fi & Sex by Top Cow   Top Cow has put together a huge Humble Comics Bundle designed to amaze and excite you. Featuring over $750 worth of digital comics from the Top Cow Universe, including bestselling titles like Witchblade, The Darkness, Sunstone, and many many more! Starting at $1,…

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Vermont Students Stand Up for Their First Amendment Rights!

November 13, 2018
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Vermont Students Stand Up for Their First Amendment Rights!

Burlington High School students had the opportunity to sit down recently with administration and discuss developing new guidelines to preempt censoring student journalists in the future. This meeting came after the school newspaper, BHS Register, was censored in September for breaking a negative story about a staff member, despite recent laws in Vermont designed to prevent…

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Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

November 9, 2018
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Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

Last month, CBLDF News Blog covered a Kickstarter project designed to bring the educational program series Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions to life, and the support was overwhelming. Now’s your chance to go see Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein, and Ted Adams, the founder of IDW Media Holdings and…

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Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

November 8, 2018
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Hey, Kiddo Author Talks About Tough Subjects

Bestselling author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, wrote a piece recently for The Washington Post reflecting on the value of tough subjects in kids literature. CBLDF News Blog readers know that too often complex subject matters can lead to challenges and bans on great graphic novels and books that are well-reviewed, engaging to students, and educational, but…

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LAST WEEK! Support Free Expression and Children’s Literacy with IDW’s Huge 80s Humble Comics Bundle

November 7, 2018
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LAST WEEK! Support Free Expression and Children’s Literacy with IDW’s Huge 80s Humble Comics Bundle

My Little Pony, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, the list goes on and on. The best parts of growing up in the 80s have stuck around so that a whole new generation of kids and adults can share in the fun. And IDW has put together a massive selection of these comics to read for…

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The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

November 6, 2018
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The Chilling Adventures of Self-Censorship

**Spoilers ahead for Season One, Episode Three of the Netflix show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that don’t affect the overall watching experience, but give away details from a single episode sub-plot** The hit new show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the wildly popular comic by the same name by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa…

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Education On the Ballot: 2018 Midterms

November 5, 2018
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Education On the Ballot: 2018 Midterms

Unless you’ve just woken up from a fairly long coma, you know that the midterm elections are Tuesday, November 6th. The midterm elections always experience a lower voter turnout than years when the presidency is up for grabs, but crucial elections are happening tomorrow, especially with regards to the future of education, all across the country.…

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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

November 2, 2018
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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

Last Week, CBLDF wrote about a man in Iowa who took out four LGBTQ children’s books from the Orange City Public Library and proceeded to burn them during a Facebook Live video. Since that news story, the library has received book and money donations from people all over the country to show their support of…

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Go Back to the 80s with this Rad Humble Bundle from IDW that Benefits CBLDF!

October 31, 2018
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Go Back to the 80s with this Rad Humble Bundle from IDW that Benefits CBLDF!

Head back to the 1980s with this killer comics Humble Bundle from IDW Publishing! Pay what you want to get $278 worth of DRM-free digital comics and support important charities like Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and Traveling Stories! For two weeks you can snag Ghostbusters, My Little Ponies, Back to the Future, and tons…

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