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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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Time is Running Out to Take CBLDF Survey and Win Comics!

July 29, 2019
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Time is Running Out to Take CBLDF Survey and Win Comics!

Teachers! Help CBLDF today and be automatically entered to win a classroom comics library! There’s still time to take CBLDF’s survey about comics in the classroom! This quick questionnaire asks teachers to help us understand how they’re using comics in schools, and what new resources they would like to see us create. As a thank you, all…

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3 Months Later, Musa Kart Still Unjustly Incarcerated

July 26, 2019
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3 Months Later, Musa Kart Still Unjustly Incarcerated

Cartooning is not a crime, #FreeMusa This week marked the three-months since award-winning editorial cartoonist Musa Kart voluntarily turned himself into jail following miscarriages of justice, trumped-up charges, and a decade long harassment campaign from Turkish President Erdoğan. Kart and his fellow journalists from the Turkish paper Cumhuriyet were charged with supporting terrorism because Erdoğan didn’t…

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Texas Councilwoman Calls for #JusticeForLilah

July 25, 2019
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Texas Councilwoman Calls for #JusticeForLilah

Leander, TX Councilwoman Christine Sederquist took to Twitter last night to voice her support of transgender comics author Lilah Sturges as well as her frustration at her own city council. Sederquist criticized recent interference from the city that caused the abrupt cancellation of a library event where Sturges was scheduled to talk about her work…

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7 Days Left! Discover New Worlds with Sci-Fi Book Bundle and Support CBLDF!

July 24, 2019
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7 Days Left! Discover New Worlds with Sci-Fi Book Bundle and Support CBLDF!

Humble Bundle has teamed up with JABberwocky Literary Agency for our newest bundle! Get ebooks like Servant of the Underworld, The Hidden Masters of Marandur, Shadow’s Son, and February Thaw all while supporting free expression!    This is the last week to get a Humble Book Bundle that spans galaxies, all starting at $1. JABberwocky is the premier literary agency for…

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NJ School Board Decides Fate of 13 Reasons Why & Todd Strasser Books

July 23, 2019
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NJ School Board Decides Fate of 13 Reasons Why & Todd Strasser Books

The Westwood Regional School District’s board will be meeting this Thursday, July 25, and decide the fate of three YA books that have been challenged by a group of parents claiming the works could do “irrevocable harm” if not pulled from the middle school. The books challenged include Todd Strasser’s Boot Camp and Can’t Get…

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Leander Librarians Say, Yes – Cancellation of Lumberjanes Event is Discrimination from City Council

July 22, 2019
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Leander Librarians Say, Yes – Cancellation of Lumberjanes Event is Discrimination from City Council

Last week CBLDF protested the abrupt cancellation of popular comics author, Lilah Sturges, just two hours before she was scheduled to talk about Lumberjanes at Leander Public Library in Texas. The city gave inadequate reasons, claiming temporary changes to library event policies, as well as the lack of background check, that was never discussed with Sturges…

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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

July 19, 2019
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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

Thursday letters arrived in Leander, Texas from local and national organization all clamoring for the city council to respect their commitment to the First Amendment. CBLDF was among the first to raise the alarm after an event with renowned comics author Lilah Sturges was abruptly canceled just two hours before the event, blaming new temporary policies,…

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Support Free Expression at Comic-Con with CBLDF!

July 19, 2019
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Support Free Expression at Comic-Con with CBLDF!

  The 50th San Diego Comic-Con began Thursday and Comic Book Legal Defense Fund has a lot of rewards, exclusives, new programming, and amazing events to give you a chance to join the fight for free expression. Make sure to drop by Booth #1918 and grab a guide to these events, as well as an auction preview,…

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