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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

November 5, 2019
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Comics Top Publishers Weekly‘s Best of 2019 Lists

Comics break another barrier, as Mira Jacob’s Good Talk, a graphic memoir, earns a spot in Publisher’s Weekly Top Ten Books of 2019 List. “It’s a wonderfully enchanting memoir that couldn’t be more of-the-moment, with its take on race in America that’s equally smart, pointed, funny, and touching. (There is also some wisdom in there…

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November Webinars with CBLDF!

November 4, 2019
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November Webinars with CBLDF!

Managing Media—Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 1:00-2:00 pm PST Comic book stores are the industry’s front line, which often makes their employees the first people local media turns to when a comic book story comes up – the good ones as well as the bad and the ugly. This CBLDF webinar provides practical best practices…

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CBLDF Offers Retailer Resources

November 1, 2019
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CBLDF Offers Retailer Resources

Whether you’re a local comics shop owner, a future comics retailer, or an independent bookseller, you should check out the host of retailer resources CBLDF continually creates, like our free webinar series which offers free workshops devoted to important topics like November 2nd’s Retailing to Schools & Libraries. Or our many publications, including this year’s successful addition to…

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62 Years Later, Howl Still Causes Uproar and Avid Defense

October 29, 2019
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62 Years Later, Howl Still Causes Uproar and Avid Defense

Allen Ginsburg’s generation-defining poem Howl recently caused a challenge in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. According to the local news, the original complaint was never released, but a second parent took up the challenge, speaking out against the poem at a September school board meeting, quoting “who let themselves be f*** in the a** by saintly motorcyclists…

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CBLDF Calls Out Viewpoint Discrimination in Georgia Book Removal

October 28, 2019
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CBLDF Calls Out Viewpoint Discrimination in Georgia Book Removal

Last week CBLDF joined with other partners in Kids’ Right to Read Project (KRRP), writing to Columbia County Superintendent Dr. Sandra Carraway in Georgia to express concern over three books pulled from their supplemental curriculum: Dear Martin by Nic Stone, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, and Pat Barker’s…

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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

October 23, 2019
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Librarian Resources from CBLDF

It is National Friends of the Library Week, a week set aside to draw attention to those amazing volunteers and fundraisers who support libraries in their community. But it’s also a great excuse to remind everyone there are lots of ways to be a good friend to your library. For example, you could share the…

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Sneak Peek: San Diego Comic Con 2020 CBLDF Art Jam Piece

October 22, 2019
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Sneak Peek: San Diego Comic Con 2020 CBLDF Art Jam Piece

It’s never to early to start getting excited for CBLDF’S popular San Diego Comic Con Live Art Jam! Scott Dunbier, Special Projects Senior Editor at IDW has been showing off a special project for the 2020 Jam. According to Bleeding Cool Dunbier says it is “a work in progress,” but clearly already features character sketches…

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5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

October 18, 2019
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5 Creepy Comics for the Classroom this Halloween

As CBLDF’s recent Comics in Education Survey just demonstrated, Comics are a killer tool for capturing students’ intention, increasing involvement in the classroom and helping students with all different needs succeed. But it’s autumn, kids are recently back to school and their routines. For many students, the high point of fall is not the return…

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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

October 11, 2019
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The 11 Top Comics in Classrooms (& Free Resources for Each)

CBLDF’s recent groundbreaking survey offered concrete evidence that teachers and students are embracing comics as valuable tools in the classroom. Across ages and demographics, the study showed who are using comics, what comics they’re using, what obstacles comics face in classrooms, and a path forward for how educators and the industry can work together to advance…

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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

October 10, 2019
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CBLDF Retailer Webinars

CBLDF is excited to announce three retailer webinars for November 2019!  Our webinar series is intended to provide practical advice, strategies, and resources to help comics retailers better serve their communities.  Register now to be a part of these valuable educational tools.  Check out the list below and register for one or all today.   Retailing…

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