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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

March 5, 2018
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Looking for Alaska Pulled from School Libraries

John Greene’s Printz Award-Winning Looking for Alaska has been pulled from West Ada School District middle school libraries in Idaho without following the formal reconsideration guidelines. The book had been only been available in the library and was not on any middle school curriculum in West Ada, which is why district spokesperson Eric Exline feels…

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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

March 2, 2018
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CBLDF Needs Your Help! Do You Read, Sell, or Shelve Comics?

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has partnered with graduate students at University of Washington iSchool to figure out how everyone finds comic books (or doesn’t) in their local libraries. With this quick survey we can improve the way…

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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

March 1, 2018
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Join CBLDF at ECCC, Starting Today! Booth #2116

Make CBLDF your first stop today at Emerald City Comic Con! We’re at Booth #2116 so come by and say hi! While you’re here, make sure to check out our killer selection of CBLDF merch and signed graphic novels. Every purchase is a donation to CBLDF (so remember that when you are explaining to your…

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Students – Know Your Rights!

March 1, 2018
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National Coalition Against Censorship has published a shareable guide to First Amendment rights for student protesters. The resource explains what parts of the students’ rights of assembly and speech are protected under the First Amendment, and what actions can be risky or get a protest legally shut down. The NCAC designed the guide so that…

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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

February 28, 2018
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Join Us for The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

The Society of Illustrators and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund graciously request your presence at the Opening Reception of The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece   Opening Reception: Thursday, March 1st 6pm – 9pm Honoring Nate Powell, who will be in attendance Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street New York City 212 838 2560 Suggested Donation…

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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

February 27, 2018
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Charges Against Cartoonist Ramón Esono Ebalé Dropped

The specious charges of counterfeiting and forgery against political cartoonist Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé were dropped today. The case was seen in Equatorial Guinea’s capital Malabo, where Ebalé has been imprisoned since September 16, 2017. He is scheduled to be released in two days. Before his arrest, Nsé Ramón Esono Ebalé was living in Paraguay…

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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

February 23, 2018
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Don’t Miss CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con March 1st – 4th

What better way to start spring off than hanging out with CBLDF at Emerald City Comic Con. Come by Booth #2116 and check out our huge selection of signed comics and exclusive swag. If you are in the Seattle area there are still tickets available for Thursday, March 1st. If you already have your tickets, make…

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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

February 23, 2018
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Christian Group Demands LGBTQIA Book Ban

Over 340 people have signed a petition to ban Orange City Public Library in Iowa from purchasing new LGBTQIA books, while also quarantining and placing public ratings on the 168 books in the current collection that fall under the scope of this public inquest. It all began when someone filed a complaint regarding a particular…

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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

February 22, 2018
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Ted Adams, IDW Founder & CEO, Joins CBLDF Board of Directors

San Diego, CA (February 22, 2018) – The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment rights, is proud to welcome Ted Adams to its Board of Directors. As founder and CEO of IDW Media Holdings, Adams oversees one of the nation’s leading comics publishing brands whose dedication to developing…

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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

February 22, 2018
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YALSA Announces Great Graphic Novels for 2018

The Young Adult Library Services Association’s latest annual list of Great Graphic Novels is out! Books are nominated for inclusion on the list by members of YALSA, a division of the American Library Association, and then voted on by a committee made up of school and public librarians from across the United States. The books…

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