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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

August 16, 2019
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This Is What Democracy Looks Like Comes To Comics Stores – Order Your Copies Today

  This Is What Democracy Looks Like is coming to comic book stores for Constitution Day! Retailers – order your copies of this dynamic resource by August 19 using order code JUL191805. Constitution Day is September 17, this book will arrive in stores on September 11. This Is What Democracy Looks Like maps out how…

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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

August 16, 2019
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Leander Fails to Address Trans Discrimination, Instead Bans Room Rentals

Last night’s city council meeting in Leander, Texas was a disappointment for many looking for the city council to rectify the previous prejudiced cancellation of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges. However, in new developments to the ongoing library policies saga,  the council voted 5-2 to prohibit members of the community from renting library rooms for events. They also…

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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

August 12, 2019
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Listen to CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Discuss Censorship Trends (& Get More In-Depth Information)

Earlier this month, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director, Charles Brownstein sat down with Barry Lynn, host of Culture Shocks on KCAA, NBC News Radio for Southern California. From the Comics Code to the recent Walking Dead ban, Charles and Barry explore the state of censorship, as well as why comics are often the…

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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

August 9, 2019
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RETAILERS: Don’t Miss CBLDF’s Read Banned Books! FOCs 8/12!

Local Comics Shops! Engage with your community during Banned Books week with the 2019 edition of the CBLDF’s Read Banned Books publication! Stock up now — it FOCs on Monday, August 12 (Diamond order code JUL191804)! Comics are the most banned books in the U.S., and CBLDF’s handy visual guide helps you protect them! Discover…

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Toni Morrison, Patron Saint of Banned Books and Their Readers

August 8, 2019
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Toni Morrison, Patron Saint of Banned Books and Their Readers

Nobel Laureate and master author Toni Morrison passed away at 88 earlier this week. There have been many beautiful and thoughtful obituaries that examine her trailblazing life and life-changing words. Morrison’s books are critically respected the literary canon and successful in a commercial way that defies stereotypes of the highest echelon of literature. It is as difficult to categorize her…

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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

August 7, 2019
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Think First Campaign Tries to Demystify First Amendment

Last year, a survey received national attention when 40% of respondents couldn’t name a single right guaranteed by the First Amendment, and one one person out of 1009 could name all five. As a way to combat what is clearly a lack of understanding surrounding one of the most important tenets in the U.S., Media…

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Engage, Prepare, and Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights with CBLDF’s Be Heard!

August 6, 2019
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Engage, Prepare, and Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights with CBLDF’s Be Heard!

Following recent tragic events across the country, and with the increased campaigning of the election cycle beginning, it is certain that this year will see more students, teachers, and communities creating and participating in protests to voice their concerns both locally and on the national stage. For educators interested in conveying both the knowledge of First Amendment…

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Retailer Spotlight: Bridge City Comics in Portland Oregon!

August 2, 2019
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Retailer Spotlight: Bridge City Comics in Portland Oregon!

Whether you’re looking to buy new comics, trade-in your used graphic novels, or join a killer book club, Bridge City in Portland has something for every type of fan. Located conveniently on Mississippi Ave, it’s the perfect place to drop in on a nice day of walking through the city perusing shops. Well lit with wide aisles…

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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

July 31, 2019
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Adding Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass To Your Library or Classroom Collection

It can be difficult for educators and librarians to find professional reviews of comics and graphic novels in the best of situations, due in part to the small section of revered outlets that review comics. But for a successful series like Lumberjanes, it can become impossible to track down information to support the inclusion of…

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New CBLDF Webinar Addressing Barriers to Comics

July 30, 2019
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New CBLDF Webinar Addressing Barriers to Comics

Developing a Classroom Collection 101: Addressing Barriers to Comics Friday, August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PST  Do you want to develop a comics and graphic novel collection for your classroom or library, but don’t know where to start? Do you need help expanding an existing collection? Even though comics are an…

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