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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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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

February 20, 2018
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NEW Hunie Sekai Added to Humble Bundle! LAST WEEK!

They added even more awesomeness to this visual novel extravaganza that benefits CBLDF! Now if you pay more than the average of $7.05 you also get the popular Highway Blossoms, a visual delight set in the American southwest. But stop waiting! Go get it, because this deal will be gone in less than a week! Check out…

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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

February 19, 2018
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In Their Own Words – Presidential Edition

“If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the…

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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

February 16, 2018
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Wisconsin School District Stands By Mockingbird

  A committee formed to review the challenge on To Kill a Mockingbird in Monona Grove school district, voted 4-1 to recommend retaining the classic. The book was challenged by a concerned parent who felt the work was not so seminal as to overlook the 48 racial slurs, and outdated white savior narrative. Romar Nelson,…

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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

February 16, 2018
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South Dakota Backs Off Anti-Trans Education Bill

South Dakota Senator Phil Jensen (R) changed his mind about making history with the first bill to ban discussion of gender identity and gender expression in K-7 classrooms throughout the state. Jensen originally proposed SB 160 because he felt gender was not appropriate for anyone below eighth grade to discuss and those students should instead focus…

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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

February 16, 2018
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Comic Book Fans & Librarians Needed! For Science!

Ensuring the freedom to read starts with ensuring the best access to books possible. With that in mind, graduate students at University of Washington iSchool have put together a quick survey to improve how we find comic books in libraries. Our library system is amazing, but together we can make it even better. Are you a librarian…

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Humble Hunie Sekai Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

February 14, 2018
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Humble Hunie Sekai Bundle to Benefit CBLDF!

Get over $200 worth of visual novels from Japan and the U.S. with the latest Humble Bundle!   Titles like Sunrider Academy, KARAKARA, and  Saku Saku: Love Blooms with the Cherry Blossoms, and a ton more – all that benefit Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and National Coalition Against Censorship! Check out the full bundle here:https://www.humblebundle.com/games/hunie-sekai-bundle Part…

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South Dakota Bill Would Ban Transgender Discussion with Students

February 14, 2018
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South Dakota Bill Would Ban Transgender Discussion with Students

South Dakota lawmakers are considering a bill that would prohibit gender identity from being discussed in elementary and middle school classrooms. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Phil Jensen (R) thinks that gender issues are not age appropriate, and wants children to focus on “reading, writing, and arithmetic.” The bill, SB 160, would be the first in…

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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

February 12, 2018
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Happy Birthday, Judy Blume!

Today, the beloved YA author, free speech advocate, kick-ass feminist, and all around amazing human being, Judy Blume turned 80. Blume has sold more than 80 million books worldwide, written over twenty best selling novels, and essentially created the space between children’s and adult literature (YA was not a category that was around when she…

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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

February 9, 2018
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Indiana Fails to Restore Student’s First Amendment Rights

Indiana’s House Bill 1016, which sought to reinstate student journalists First Amendment rights, failed 47 – 45, missing by four votes the constitutional majority required to pass it to the Senate. This outcome closely echoes the hollow victory of a similar bill last year, which passed the house 88 – 4, only to die in…

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